Not a pretty colour, some amber. Very satisfying nose, this was the most positive aspect of this wine and of grand cru quality. Did not decant or allow to breathe. Initially, there was little mid palate but after several minutes the wine rounded and became more complete with a very satisfying finish. This bottle was at it's peak and has been representative of several surprisingly strong '97s.
Fully mature. Garnet colour. Not a big nose but still alive. Last tasted three years ago and was a little herbaceous. Not so this time. Very pleasant, couldn't ask more of a twenty seven year old third growth from a mediocre vintage.