Twenty-five years on tasting.
Glorious, maturing ruby. A ravishing tide-swell of cedar, blond-tobacco, forest-undergrowth and pansy. Supple, soil-driven myrtille and mûre. Soothing herbal tones. Well-delineated fabric of fruit, acidity and tannin, intricately-woven. The finish is less impact and more orgami detail, a ferrous minerality with lingering intonations of osmanthus and lapsang souchong. Not destined to take its place among the immortal Margauxs, it astonishes for its light and clarity in such a hot vintage. It lifted our spirits; the Margaux of the Jubilee. Now – 2019.