87-89 Barrel sample. With its tendency to dry tannins, this is a wine that shows more structur than fruit. The wood gives many of those tannins, but the fruit extraction certainly contributes to the dry character.
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.