92–94. Barrel sample. This is a big, rich, spicy wine, with a generous, warm character. The palate boasts significant weight with ripe pear and apricot flavors that finish with a touch of ginger and minerality.
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.