90-92 There is way too much wood with this wine, as much as 90% new wood. It suppresses the fruit and raises a question mark over how the balance in the wine will work out. Of course, it's a great wine, but not up to the standards of the other first growths.
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.