Opaque black/red fading slightly and evenly to red/brown.
Lovely, developed nose (if a bit elusive) with a core of mushrooms, beef, cassis and tar - soft, elegant and concentrated.
Soft with a velvety texture and intense, developed flavours of cassis, leather, mushrooms and cedar.
Soft tannins and good acidity through into a long finish with flavours of plums, cassis and tobacco.
Soft and complex, this is drinking extremely well now, but should go on for another 5 or 6 years.
Wine Tasting: Bordeaux 1996