86-88 Barrel sample. Caramel aromas spoil this otherwise beautiful wine. It is big and powerful, with nice spice and intense flavors. Even the wood seems in accord, except for the nose.
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.