90–92. Barrel sample. This is a solid and dense wine with hints of bitter chocolate along with super-ripe blackberry fruits. The wine has concentration, richness and a fine ageing potential.
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.