91-93 Barrel sample. Eucalyptus perfumes are a sign of the ripe fruit this year. Big and powerfully polished, this wine glows with good health, its dry tannins just supporting the rich purple fruit. It's very attractive now, so the tannins and the acidity will have to work to give the wine ageability.
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.