91–93. Barrel Sample. Ripe and full-bodied, this is a serious and dense wine. Dark chocolate partners with black plum fruits and dark tannins. It is full in the mouth, solid and foursquare.
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.