91–93. Barrel sample. Firm tannins guard the ripe blackberry flavors on this rich wine. Spice and sweet tannins add to the intensity.
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.