Last tasted: 27th May 2007
Tasting note: Some sediment in the bottle at decanting. Medium-deep red, with some brick hues in keeping with all of the 2001 wines now. Offers up lovely ripe aromas of sweet plum jam, strawberry jam and sweet spices. The palate is deep-flavoured and well structured, with some nice dry tannin on the finish. It is enormously sweet fruited of course but remains remarkably balanced. The finish persists for 45 secs .
Drink now with rich casseroles or cellar further, until at least 2011.