(From 1996 Vintage) Immensely rich with striking blackcurrant flavours, a firm tannic structure and a long, long finish.
A ripe black cherry stained wine. Powerful and intense, the nose is cooked forest berries, cherry pips, cassis, boysenberry, mineral and resin. Toast, grilled espresso beans and bitter chocolate accompany cigar tobacco leaves and bitter almond. On the palate, the dense and vivacious attack evolves toward a strong structure of round, tight and refined tannins. The excellent concentration of berries, prunes and dark cocoa persists, and aromas of smooth coffee linger on the palette. A singular balance and wonderful finesse, the finish has great persistence.