94–96. Barrel Sample. This is a rich, powerful and classically ripe wine. Full on the palate, it has a strong structure that is balanced by generous black fruits. There is just a hint of wood at the moment, but it's the fruit concentration that really sings.
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.