91–93. Barrel sample. This is a smooth and ripe wine with firm, fine fruit flavors accented with a touch of spice and licorice. Acidity and dark tannins add balance and structure.
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.