Beautiful bouquet with cassis and other dark forest fruits and good oak. On the palate good cassis, some chocolate, vanilla and good acidity and tannin with still a pleasant bite. Ready now and no real hurry. Not one of the greatest, but certainly a very good effort for this off vintage. 89 - 90
This wine has not moved on that far since my last note nearly 3 years ago. 02's in general will hold a lot longer in my view than some reckon, and in the process should gain a gentle, old school warmth. Riper than most 1988's which have lasted pretty well. Expect delicacy and precision rather than power.
Earthy, forest floor aroma at first. Opens to mild herb and dusty, cherryish Cabernet aromas. Some brick tones but wasn't over the hill. Lighter, elegant palate with very drinkable, moderately complex favors. Bought to drink Bordeaux now and thoroughly enjoyable. A bargain and arriving at its peak.
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