90–92. Barrel Sample. Juicy, with intense acidity and spicy tones, this is a classic for the vintage. It has structure and firm tannins. It also has ripe black fruits and generosity. It's a wine to age for the next 10-12 years.
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.