Moderately saturated medium red. Slightly roasted aromas of redcurrant, flowers and mocha. Fat and sweet in the mouth, with a musky earthy quality complicating the red fruit and game flavors. The deepest of these 2001s to this point, finishing sweeter and more persistent.
Broad, relatively light, but very well balanced, racy and appetising. Taffeta texture with very fine-grained tannins. Quite convincing. Hints of coffee bean. (cask sample)
Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016