Pauillac, Bordeaux, France. 13%
Drinking beautifully now and over the next decade. Quite a lot of oak, but warm and integrated, not intrusive. Classic core of fine fruit sweetness.
I wondered, drinking the 1999 if the 2001 had greater concentration. I think not, though I’ve yet to try them side by side.
Update: July 2009 – a lovely classic gentle claret. Reminds me of somewhat of Hawkes Bay wines. A green quality, but a delicious one.