87-89 This is a very firm, direct wine, balancing wood with dry fruit tannins. It lacks fruit at this stage, but there is enough power to suggest the fruit will come through later.
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.