Extracted color, streaked with magenta still. Flush with ambition on entry, glossy and saturated with a sandalwood char. As the high-toast and oak-spice lifts, a Prémeaux of uncommon finesse unfurls. He skips black to red, marionberry with a touch of confit, then woodland berries and blood-orange. Lots and lots of ’96 acidity but not a bit lean, so lush is the layering of fruit. Dramatic finish with lift and precision. He’s actualized now, realizing the potential of his youth. Now – 2020+.