Deep purple/red fading to ruby.
Slightly more restrained nose than the Talbot, but appealing, with lurking black fruits and alcohol.
Big, soft, alcoholic fruit flavours on the palate with traces of coffee, tar, meat and rotting vegetation - almost Burgundian! Very dry on the finish with high acidity and powdery tannins.
This is a superb wine that needs at least 3 to 4 years.
Wine Tasting: 1995 Claret