Opaque purple/red fading evenly to a deep red rim.
Lurking, alcoholic, complex nose with aromas of leather, tobacco, stewed plums and green leaves - impressive but young.
Medium bodied with juicy black fruits, tobacco and vegetal notes. Lots of charred oak.
Firm, submerged, tannins and good acidity carry through into a good, savoury, minty finish.
Almost drinking now, but outstanding in 5 to 15 years.
Wine Tasting: Bordeaux 1996