St Estephe, Bordeaux, France. 12.5%
Very dark still for 11 years old. Fresh lifted aromatic nose, lovely quite classic, warm with a good dose of green.
1996 seems to have produced wines that are both rich and yet have quite a strong green aspect, not necessarily a hard greenness though this is not a low acid high alcohol vintage. Lilian Ladouys is a very enjoyable wine, great value, it’s rare to be able to buy such aged wines off retail shelves.
Great table/food wine drinking now. Should hold or even develop for another 5 years.