96-98 Juicy, sappy character. The wine has ripe, very pure fruit, with the most piercing acidity. The dark tannins, hints of black fruits, big structure all come from super-rich, still elegant fruit.
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.