Cork partly decomposed on opening. Deep mahogany colour, lots of sediment. Nose of slightly burnt cherry pie served with coffee and tea, morphing to raisins and dates but still retaining the classic Gruaud Larose green stemminess. On the palate one tastes sour cherries and cassis, developing to prunes with some time. Tannins and acidity still medium but the fruit is thinning. Should have drank this 2 to 3 years ago.