91-93 Barrel sample. This has super-ripe fruit, but it has been controlled by a dense series of tannin layers. The acidity is in the same sweet character, giving a wine that is both fruity and serious.
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.