92-94 Barrel sample. An impressively dense wine, flowing with black fruits, firm, dark tannins and great ripe flavors. The layers of wood just hint at their supporting roles, while the acidity gives the wine a final lift.
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.