Saturated ruby, faded rim. Generously toasted but not overt. Evocations of mace, game and pastis. Sunlit, sumptuous griotte and cassis. A rich texture of velour yet with fine mineralic nuance. Structurally assured without a hint of ’96 stridency. Galvanic and detailed at the end. Halycon Clos de Vougeot. Just about ready, returning again to how exciting these ’96s were upon release. Now – 2026+.