89–91. Barrel sample. Structured and firm, this solid, dense wine is lightened by fresh acidity that is already well integrated into the tannins. A big and fruity finish gives the wine added attraction.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.