89-91 Barrel sample. A mineral, austere style of wine, which offers dense tannins in a firm, dry style. It is a big wine, but the edge is taut, tight, on a coil.
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.