94–96. Barrel Sample. Big, bold and ripe, this is a full wine that has a full structure and dense tannins. Dark and powerful, with dark chocolate and blackberry fruit flavors, it is balanced but asking for serious aging.
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.