Nice wine. From an easy to drink vintage that may have been the last reasonably priced vintage across the board in Bordeaux. Even the best ones should be drunk sooner than later and while this is in that category, at age 16, it offered up a very nice wine. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is clean with some cassis and slight herbal note. On the palate, nice one dimensional cassis fruit. A bit shallow but still fresh. Not a lot of development here and no funk, tobacco, or other tertiary qualities but what is here is quality.
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