Amazing aromas of crushed blackberries, toasted oak and currant, spices. Really a great nose. Full-bodied, with round and velvety tannins and a long, long finish. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Superb. Best wine of the Medoc, without a doubt.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2011. 21,665 cases made.