90–92. Barrel Sample. The wine balances its firm structure and rich fruit well. The acidity cuts through the tannins, and the fruity characteristics should come more to the foreground with more time.
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.