90–92. Barrel sample. Sweet wood aromas open this ripe, yet expertly balanced wine. Denseness on the palate is complemented by black-currant acidity, yielding a lively, fragrant and fresh wine that finishes with lingering, attractive fruit.
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.