Cru Bourgeois, Medoc. 13.5%
Ripe densely plummy Merlot (70%). The best vintage of this wine in recent years, though it will never have the florality of the 2001 at its peak.
Drinking well now and over the next 5 or so years.
May 2012 Update – sleek, rich blackcurrent hints. Very good. Modern, but in a good way.