The palate is full-bodied, refined and taut
showing dark, black conserve fruit flavours
with Satsuma plum notes to the fore. Further
liqueur chocolate and spice flavours are
impregnated by overt, chewy and ripe tannins.
To sum up, the integrated fruit, oak and acid
loudly proclaim harmony and balance. The
2004 vintage conditions were first class and
rank alongside and recent exemplary vintage.
This, the 2004 vintage, is a real Bin 28,
showing polish, poise and pedigree. By all
means, drink whenever, but please save some
for the cellar, and the 2010s!