90–92. Barrel Sample. This wine is spicy and fruity, with fine tannins. The fine structure and the fruit are already harmonious. With ripe black currants and berries, this is an immediately attractive wine.
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.