(2010 Vintage) Deep purple, aromas of of blackcurrent, plum, spice, and tobacco. Heavy bodied, nice splash of acidity and chewy tannins. Drink 2015-2020.
1996 18 years old, but in excellent condition on 2014 having been well looked after. Tasted alongside the 2012 current release and a 2006 "Vintage Release" 1996 Impressive colour, ie still dark red with no immediately apparent discoloration. Real complexity on the nose, cigar box and some truffle complexity, remnants of vanillin oak...savoury fruit on the palate, with still present fruit and oak tannins. Nothing revelatory on the palate before breathing, even though it's still in good shape. Would complement a good cheese perfectly! 2012 has sweet blueberries on the nose, and a sweet palate with chalky tannins. Purple hues. 2006 probably the most complex of them all. Dense palate of dark berries with well integrated oak.
Quiet nose with a rich black currant background