I keep telling myself to wait before opening this wine. I keep not listening.
Deep ruby color (thankfully not purple) is followed by a gorgeous nose of meat, dark cherry, subtle herbs and a touch of flowers. Very rich in flavor on the palate, but in no way a heavy mouthfeel. It's lovely to have something this packed with flavor and not feel like I have to drink it with a fork. Good structure, and enough (more than enough) fruit to age well for several more years, though unfortunately this was my last bottle, and now I am on to the 2001s which will likely meet an unfortunate and untimely end.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.