Thirty-five years on tasting.
Glimmers as if internally-lit: incandescent garnet, mahogany to the rim. His aesthetic is immaculate: shoes polished, tailored lines with impeccable cut, nary a hair out of place. Fastidious composure allied to galvanic energy for a wine of his age: ravishing and sappy fruit, brick-y with a mature sweetness, mulberries and groseille from the forest’s floor. The finish is a thrall of intricacy, meticulous, seismic, urgent. A pillar of terroir, this refined Saint-Julien. Now well into full-maturity so think about drinking soon. Will keep beautifully.