90-92 Barrel sample. There are certainly big tannins here, firmly drawn from the fruit. The wood element is a suggestion, leaving the potential of a fine, powerful 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.