95–97. Barrel Sample. Showing the richness of ripe Merlot in this vintage, this is a superb wine. It has great tannins, ripe and sweet. The generous fruits are full, concentrated and powerful. At the end, the wine has a lift of crispness and freshness. Drink after 15 years.
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.