92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a generous wine, rich in tannins and ripe fruit. It has power and concentration that are balanced by the dark berry fruits and acidity. It is a winje for the long term.
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.