93–95. Barrel Sample. Very dense and concentrated, this is a dark wine. Bold plum flavors are richly balanced by solid tannins. It is already balanced, firm and packed with a ripe character that is going to make it delicious and opulent.
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.