90–92. Barrel sample. This is a ripe and fruity wine with smooth tannins within a densely-textured palate. It's weighty in the mouth with richness, elegance and a purity of character. The acidity on the finish is already delicious.
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.