VM94: Bright, full medium ruby. Highly complex nose combines plum syrup, minerals, tobacco and shoe polish. Lush, full and fleshy, but with terrific minerally verve underneath. Strong flavor of black plum. Perhaps sweeter and more pliant today than the '99. "From a vintage with a more normal skin-to-juice ratio," notes Moueix. A distinctly adult-styled Bordeaux blend, with excellent length and grip.