88-90 Barrel sample. Larmande, now owned by an insurance company, has been heavily renovated, and the style of the wine is now dominated by wood, with persistent, dry tannins and smooth fruit.
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.