89–91. Barrel sample. In its ninth harvest as the Médoc bottling from Château Cos d'Estournel, Goulée is coming into its own as the vineyard matures. The palate is nicely concentrated with chocolate and black-currant fruits, followed by an herbal hint on the finish.
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.