89–91. Barrel sample. Ripe and smoky in character, this wine is perfumed and lively with acidity. It has potential to be a delicious, fruity, friendly wine but tannins and minerality both add firmer depth.
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.