Opaque purple/red evenly paling to pink/red.
Fairly intense, vegetal, plummy nose - perfumed but still a bit dumb.
Medium bodied with quite tart berry fruit, charred oak, firm tannins and good balance.
Nicely concentrated, pure fruit but lacking a bit in the mid-palate.
This wine had only arrived 2 days before the tasting and was probably in shock - if it recovers it should be very good in 3 or more years.
Wine Tasting: 1996 Bordeaux