90–92. Barrel Sample. This is a wine that is firm and tannic, while showing a base of ripe black plum fruits. It has good power and richness with a bright burst of acidity on the finish.
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.