1999 Ch. Palmer

This wine has deep ruby/purple colour and some tears. Violet, blackcurrant, plum, vanilla, black cherry with trace of mineral, earth, smoke and cedar. A trace of lavender attacks me after the wine airs a bit more. Surprising. On palate, it is dry with medium alcohol and acidity. Medium plus body and ripe soft tannin. Tannin level is still on stronger side. Long length with a complex plummy and cedar finish. The flavours are violet, lavender, mint, blackcurrant, cherry, cedar, licorice which keeps evolving and changing on palate. Wonderful. (96)

Tasted on 4 Nov 2011

* I understand that a Japan comic named this one as the second disciples and it compared this wine with Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, as it said that this wine gave you some ambiguity. I think the evolving floral nose and palate of this wine did give me a sense like this but it is just a very short feeling.