Opaque purple with slight fading at rim.
Closed, but a bit of a monster on the nose, with stewed cassis, leather and alcohol, and salty, mineral notes.
Full bodied and intense with flavours of sweet cassis, vanilla and cedar.
Glorious mouthfilling texture, firm tannins and a long, dry, layered finish.
Drinkable now, but really deserves 10 to 15 years. An outstanding wine.
Wine Tasting: Bordeaux 1996