92–94. Barrel sample. This solidly tannic wine is powerful and firm. It's a very complete wine, showcasing fruit and tannin elements to give a complex, structured whole. A wine that is for long-term aging.
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.