Immature ruby. Vaucrains can be hewn, visceral and seemingly untameable in its youth. This has been fettled over its eighteen years: mineral notes, garrigue and blue-skinned fruit. No vintage turbulence in this ’96: quite handsome in its marriage of fruit, tannin and acidity. Chiseled at the end. A proper Vaucrains, now à point. Now – 2025.