90–92. Barrel sample. This ripe and chocolatey wine is soft and pleasantly characteristic of Merlot. Full-bodied and rich, the palate is touched by spice and topped with attractive acidity. There's a rich feel to it all around.
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.