Drunk alongside a 1996 Lafon Rochet which I much preferred. I found this wine pleasant but completely uncharacteristic of the region. No real fruit on the nose, but licorice and even red meat! Quite soft in the mouth, well balanced with a shortish finish.
Drank alongside a 1996 Batailley & a 1996 Canon La Gaffelierre, this was my favourit. There was a wonderful nose that was fruity but with earthy undertones. In the mouth there was a real punch of acidity but the tannins had softened out and the fruit came through. A long finish.