Very deep purple/red to ruby at rim.
Closed with obvious alcohol and some minty, plummy notes.
Medium bodied, rich and soft, with sweet cassis and tobacco flavours and a savoury, slighty bitter, tobacco and oak finish.
Rounder than the Batailley, with firmer tannins, this is drinking well now and should develop for 3 to 4 years.
Wine Tasting: Bordeaux 1996