92-94 Barrel sample. Dense, but well balanced, a fine expression of the richness and the tannins of Sain-Estèphe. Those tannins are tight, dry, but add blackberry jam richness.
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.