Deep ruby, fading evenly to pinkish red.
Much more developed on the nose with leathery, meaty aromas and some plum and cassis fruit - needs time.
Medium to full bodied with rich, soured plum and berry fruit, some stalky, vegetal notes and a dash of old oak.
Warm and balanced with much less aggressive tannins.
Drink now and over the next 8 to 9 years.
Wine Tasting: 1996 Bordeaux