92–94. Barrel sample. This concentrated wine is packed with new wood as well as dark chocolate flavors. The palate is dense with bitter, extracted coffee flavors, but balanced by lively, lingering acidity.
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.