91–93. Barrel Sample. While there is plenty of fruit with this wine, a strong tannic structure masks the intensity. Solid in nature, there is a dark foundation to this serious and concentrated wine.
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.