92–94. Barrel sample. This is a rich wine with smooth tannins and velvet texture. The palate has remarkable density and a full mouthfeel that's concentrated and firm. The fruit is ripe and juicy.
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.