90-92 Barrel sample. This is packed with huge tannins and sweet, super-ripe fruit. It's tough at first because it is so powerful and alcoholic, but there is also a certain rough grace to it.
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.