90-92 Barrel sample. There are certainly elements of new wood here, while the fruit gives sweetness and ripeness. The tannins hover between high toast and ripe Cabernet. To finish, there is ripe, black and juicy fruit.
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.