96–98. Barrel Sample. This is a powerful and dense wine, with ripe and rich berry fruit notes. It's balanced, showing strong tannins in harmony with concentrated fruit. It is rich, generous in texture and sure to age well.
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.