93–95. Barrel Sample. This is a rich and brooding wine, dark and structured. All the sunny exposure of this steep hillside vineyard comes through in the wine's tough tannins and ripe fruit notes. The finish boasts a dark chocolate character and lifting acidity.
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.