The Burghound note for this wine was not terribly useful, as apparently the wine was suffering ‘strong reduction’ (noted in a January 2008 tasting). I am not sure how Allen makes judgements under these conditions, but I suppose he’s tasted soooo many wines he has a reasonable idea of where the wine will head. I like the nose: sexy red fruits and sappy notes with some stalk. The palate showed a lovely transparency of fruit, with red cherries and tomato flesh, finishing with a tangy twang. Nothing green despite the reference to stalk and tomato. A style of wine that I am coming to enjoy a lot. I have a few of the 1er cru Dujacs from 2006, and I look forward to them. Anyway, this wine is not what I would call generous at the moment, but it is showing some fruit weight without heaviness, and quite a bit of acid to be honest too. Better with food. Pretty much unchanged overnight, perhaps losing some fruit. 87 points. Drink 2013-2018.