90–92. Barrel sample. Spicy wood is the dominant character in this wine. At this stage, the palate is bold with new-wood aging, while the acidity and juiciness are in the background, but there's good potential for the future.
Château Picque Caillou
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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.