90—92 Barrel sample. Initially, you are hit by a wall of fruit tannin, dark and forbidding. But then it opens into a heavily structured, but still fruity wine. One for 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.