Explosive, multifaceted aromas of cherry, raspberry, tobacco, smoke, flowers, mint and earth. Thick but lively and delineated; the most intensely flavored of these '96s to this point. Bracing balancing acidity.
Beautifully pure... real breed and exceptionally good length. An extremely pretty effort that simply exudes class and elegance... not for those who prefer big, punch Burgs but rather a Gevrey of finesse and understatement.