86-88 Barrel sample. New wood, dark black fruits and spicy tannins dominate this wine. While the oak is obvious, the wine has enough ripe fruit to balance out.
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.