94-96 Barrel sample. Firm, ripe and sweet an opulent wine, that is balanced with acidity that pierces right through. The texture is dense, dusty tannins balancing with hints of wood. Almost a meal in itself, this is a fruity, but definitely chewy wine.
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.