International Wine CellarGood bright medium ruby. Full-blown, expressive nose combines spiced black plum and strong torrefaction notes of smoke, coffee and mocha. Offers lovely freshness in the mouth, with flavors of dark berries and flowers enlivened by juicy acidity. Easy to drink now owing to its fine tannins, but this attractive midweight should offer another eight to ten years of pleasure. "More fruity and estery than the '97, which is a bit more classical," opines Ducasse. This wine includes a relatively high 17% p...