Bright ruby, salmon pink rim. Pure, firm, focused nose: mineral infused black cherry fruit with touches of mint, grass, iron and black olive. Mocha and spice undertones. Just a hint of espresso from the now seamlessly integrated new oak. A composed generosity on the palate, lush yet scrupulous, medium-full: bigarreau cherry, fig and plum tart. Structured and concentrated. Very good grip and acidity. Harmonious and long. A classically rendered ’89. Never a barnburner, this has aged gracefully: à point. Now – 2019.