Started off with some dried fruits but the fruitness of the wine has pretty much died out. The first prominent nose was cinnamon, oak and some minerals. The wine was smooth in texture with gentle tannins. The wine is still lively as there are still some young tannins in the wine, yet it does not have enough acidity to balance out the tannins. The wine was ex-chateau and was re-corked in 1993.