Opaque black/purple at core, with some fading to a deep red.
Punchy, concentrated nose of cassis, coffee and nutty, charred oak.
Full bodied with sweet, concentrated cassis/plum flavours and an attractive hint of leaf.
Lovely texture with ripe tannins and excellent balance.
Well charred oak comes through on the finish.
Rounded and attractive, this is a bargain although it could do with 3 to 10 years.
Wine Tasting: 1996 Bordeaux