92-94 Barrel sample. Rich, ripe, elegant fruit is balanced with spice, ripe tannins and some new wood. For a young wine, this is already well balanced, but that's a positive, considering the density of the flavors.
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.