Dense but pure, offering suave plum, raspberry coulis and black currant fruit, and tobacco, tar and iron nuances. This is integrated and refined through the long finish, but lacks the vintage's austerity.
A silky and polished red with currant, walnut and black truffle character. Full body, silky tannins and a fine finish. It reminds me of the excellent 1995.
...wonderfully sweet tannin, surprising up-front opulence and beautiful purity, texture and length. This is an outstanding effort and a strong wine...
...powerful and intense. Smoke, game, tobacco and dark stone fruits open up in a distinctly virile, imposing wine.
Sweet and aromatic. Polished – bit of a lounge lizard. Could do with just a little more vitality but a lot of work has gone into this! Not too big and the oak is very subtle.