Not as complex as the 91 but still showing developed burg mushroomy characteristics with tons of nice ripe lemons minerality with a lump or two of butter. Limey and lemony but in a balanced and rounded fashion. Lovely. Towards the night, opened to more oaky buttery characterisitcs but maintaining much of its lemon grapefruit minerality and acidity.
Immediately , the nose showed nice aged claret aromas . Barnyardish, slighlty peppery, some capsicums and lots of leather with hot minerality and hot stones topped up with good exotic fruits. Lovely ready palate with rainy day berries and hints of cigarette ash. Very consistent wine that has quite a lasting finish .
At first taste, this was flat and sourish but after an hour in the decanter...the pedigree showed! My goodness...this opened up to show glimpses of its glory to be. Smoky barnyardish with green capsicums but hot stone minerality showed with very well ripened black fruits. Excellent structure that is perfectly soft though firm. The fruit has depth and length yet the tannins give it the right stucuture and rigidity wihtout making this any ole hot 03 vintage tramp of an easy going wine. This has the boobs as well as the brains and class to answer the toughest Q&A question on the economy and market trends. Very enjoyable to be in the company of. In fact, the aromas grow on u like a drug addict would to the highest grade of aromatic pipe smoking.Excellent and sexy texture and a lingering mouth watering finish. Very accessible with decanting now but I see lots of life in this wine.