90–92. Barrel Sample. This is a dense wine, with black-fruit flavors, well-integrated tannins and a ripe texture that's full of fruit and juicy acidity. There is some depth, although mainly it's the fruit that really speaks.
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.