Had it not been for heavy rains near the end of harvest that caused slight dilution, this would have made an exceptional vintage. Regardless, 1999 is still a great year that showcases finesse, intensity and aromatic complexity. Succulent and rich, this first growth Premier Grand Cru offers a textural sensation of red and black fruits, cassis, tobacco and walnut flavors finishing long with coffee and earth notes. Enjoy it with a grilled steak and a classic potato dauphinoise. Decanting an hour or two recommended.