Twenty five years on tasting.
Garnet with a touch of mahogany; faded orange rim. Capacious, ample nose: plum tart, sweet meats, sous-bois, tamari. Vibrant, old-viney fruit: pomegranate with a tilt towards grenadine, griotte, hint of prune. Of hale structure, with good grip and well-judged acidity (although other bottles in this case have been a little more marked than this one). A limpid Gevrey: Alain used 5% new wood in ’88; today its up to 30% for this wine. Now – 2016.