90–92. Barrel Sample. Tannins, concentration and a dense texture power this wine. With generous fruitiness as well, it promises a considerable future. It is spicy in woody tones, with a lingering freshness to the finish.
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.