Nose : deep, powerful. A hint of something medicinal and liquorice-based, with syrupy fruits (apricot, raisins). Aromatic plants, herbs and candied citrus fruits (lemon, orange) rise to the surface. It gradually expands into a rich sense of exoticism (banana, pineapple). Palate : voluptuous even in its bitterness. The latter serves as its backbone. It gains in power and intensity, reaching a formidable crescendo in its maturity. Its ‘old-fashioned’ style is stripped of any frivolity. It draws on its balance between sweetness, saltiness, bitterness and acidity. Roasted fruits dominate. Overall : long, intense. The quality of its fruit continues to be exceptional. Boasting unprecedented depth, the last of its sugars are released in a manner not dissimilar to an ice wine. Simply perfect, it stands out through the freedom of its expression. Emptied, the glass returns to grape skin.