1996 Château Ferrand
Popped and poured, this Pomerol needed some time in the glass to unfold fine aromas of ripe plums, sugared coffee, tobacco and undergrowth. Some maturity. This is good. Evolves nicely over the evening. A fine sweetness to the fruit.
The taste is modestly mature, warm and soft but with a fine backbone and notes of plums, tobacco, forest floor and smoke. A fine finish with velvety tannins. Drinking perfectly on this evening. Very, very good.
87p (tasted 2016/01)