92-94 Barrel sample. New wood aromas are mingled with black fruits. The wine is solid, but with sweet wood and fruit tannins, which are already integrating well. The fruit is deliciously ripe, with acidity only just showing.
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.