90-92 Barrel sample. Because of the high proportion of Merlot this is an opulent, sweet and ripe wine, more new world than Margaux. It's less of a second wine than a beautifully polished wine in its own right.
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.