91–93. Barrel Sample. This is a dense wine, rich in smoky tones and solidly textured tannins, though it also has a freshness from the black currant acidity. It is a balanced wine that will age well; drink after 2023.
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.