93–95. Barrel Sample. This wine is finely structured, with a perfumed, smoky character upfront. The tannins are rich and dry, with a striking balance between the fresh fruit and structure on the palate. The aging potential is considerable.
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.