Bright, pale lemon/gold.
Fresh and pure, with some creamy oak and tart lemon-sorbet aromas.
Full bodied and intense with sweet, honeyed, figgy, creamy botrytis flavours and good acidity.
Superb - open and attractive now but should develop well.
[This wine showed huge variation from glass to glass - the nose on some was fresh, on others it had a heavy botrytis influence. I assume that some sort of residue in the glasses must have emphasised the botrytis, which did eventually start to develop in the other glasses. Unusually, all of the variations that I tasted were attractive.]
Wine Tasting: 1996 Bordeaux