Opened for 7 hours and drank over 3 more hours. Initially, fruit forward with long finish. Developed a very earthy funk over time and maintained the finish. More complexity developing the longer it's open. Drinking nicely now but fairly simple...needs time to develop. Long finish and balance make me think this has a long life ahead and will develop. Wait 2-3 years for next or give it a long decant. Would guess it will drink for another 8-10 without too much problem.
A nice early drinking, medium bodied, easy to like Right Bank wine with an open, soft, forward personality, black cherry, earth, fennel and coffee bean nose that ends with a clean, fresh, black cherry finish.
Shows a lot of licorice on the nose, and a fair bit of power. On the palate, has a plummy acidity to go with the power and concentration, but nothing special about the fruit here. Competent for the vintage. 89-90+