88-90 Barrel sample. Lemon flavors give a lift to a wine that is otherwise rather fat and heavy. There is nice spice from oak, but overall the wine is a little hot.
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.