Deep ruby colour, showing a little fade to garnet at the rim. This has a complex, layered and mature nose of ripe black cherry, blackcurrant, cedar and forest floor with just a hint of sweet spice. The palate is textured and nuanced, with classic Médocain tannins now softened into the wine, supporting the core of pure blackcurrant, black cherry and bramble fruit. Notes of forest floor, leather, and cedar put this wine right in the middle of its drinking window. A perfect balance between ripeness of fruit, tertiary flavours, and softened tannin make this a classic, moreish claret with a long and pure finish. Delicious right now.