91—93 Barrel sample. With smoky new wood dominating its aromas, this is a wine which demands long aging. It is not yet integrated, the wood too dominant. Very spicy and toasty, just hinting at its black fruits.
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.