Opaque black fading to a deep purple - so viscous that the legs are coloured!
Dense blackcurrant nose with cream and vanilla, lots of alcohol and a slightly confected aspect that says Shiraz/Syrah.
Very full bodied, thick, velvety texture with flavours of jammy, black fruits and toasted oak. Bracing tannins and fresh acidity lurking under all that fruit. Long finish with flavours of dark chocolate and coffee grinds.
A black monolith - keep for at least a decade.
Much firmer than the 1994, but I think it may show as the better wine given time.
Wine Tasting: Assorted Fine Wines