Beautifully rustic Burgundian tint - I hold it against the candle light to see that incredible brilliance and clarity.
The nose is strawberry, heather and leather.
All of the nose comes into the palate in sort of a compote - youth and grip on the finish with that savoury, soft leather and a touch of meatiness right in the centre. Excellent with the food, a touch ephemeral and certainly at its peak. Shame it's my last bottle.
Tasted 1/1/09 at Naughton