90–92. Barrel sample. This dense, structured and solidly tannic wine is balanced by dark black fruits that are juicy and ripe. The wine will always be dry, mineral and fairly severe in style.
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.