Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This has a striking nose: blackberry, burnt match, cold tea, and green pepper. Incongruous to other 2000s, although it has individual charm. I am less keen on the palate, which contains that herbaceous element but it does not knit well with the rest of the palate, as if this wine wants to do two different things and cannot decide whether it was to be a 2000 or a leaner off-vintage. Hard, bitter finish, this is a disappointing showing. Tasted March 2010.