90–92. Barrel Sample. This is structured and generous with a strong, spicy character from the oak aging. There is a caramel edge that has softened the intense black currant character of this wine.
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.