Rich golden color. Broad with plenty of sweet toastiness on opening. Then spent match and slowly become more brioche. Very perfumed. The palate is quite linear: pear, some richer tropical notes (guava, mango) with impressive gauziness, weight and intensity. This practically explodes across the midpalate. Good grip, really nice acidity for the vintage. Still some oak texture on the finish however. While this is not our style of wine we could not help but be impressed by how fresh and composed this is at twenty six years old. Exotic, oaky, crowd-pleasing style but we have to admit: we were seduced. Starts better than it finishes however; that oaky finish has a way of taking over, became more and more pronounced over time. Nonetheless, a very good and meritorious villages. Given the context of vintage and bottle age, this was quite a revelation. Drink soon. But bottles of excellent provenance will still keep very well.