91–93. Barrel sample. A ripe and juicy wine that is very fruity, open and opulent. It's generous with a soft character, yet packed with jammy, Merlot-derived characteristics.
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.