Palish cherry red. Pungent aromas of tart red berries, framboise, eucalyptus and rhubarb. Sweet, fleshy and smooth, but offers only modest clarity and thrust for a ’96. Finishes with rather light tannins and a suggestion of heat. Quite gently extracted.
Light ruby. Not especially expressive – a bit lacking stuffing. Lean and not 100% clean. Pretty chewy. Very light. A whisper rather than a song. Dry finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2003-2007