Golden colour – maybe a little too golden for the vintage. The nose confirms it, oxidised – not too badly to drink, or too strident – a level that would be forgivable if it was ten years older. The palate has some width and creamy, oaky flavours of reasonable length. Despite almost good acidity there is no energy here. Our winemaker lunch companion summed it up in one word – tired.
Younger yellow colour vs the 1990 and just a little hazy. Very different nose, high-toned over melon. HIgh-toned fruit in the mouth too. Similar to the first wine as this is quite constrained and tight in the palate but yet again with very good length. A good performance for the vintage and certainly no rush to drink.