Dark purple and opaque. The nose has a dusty waft to it that took a bit of swirling to dissipate. Cedar shake, plum reduction and toasted pine nuts finally come through. On the palate it is very smooth with a concentrated core of blueberry, cassis, cedar, tobacco and leather- classic Pauillac. The wine picks up some dusty tannins on the mid palate and the fruit gets concentrated and focused. The tertiary flavors take a back seat temporarily while the blueberry and cassis really shine. The finish is a touch tart with some rooibos tea along with the fruit theme that has persisted along with some oaky vanilla. It’s still young with staying power . Drink till 2027. 92 points and 4 stars for this $135 Fifth Growth. Salut….