Hudelot-Noellat St. Vivant 1999 750mL
BH 94 "There is still enough wood to notice on the otherwise wonderfully elegant and ultra-spicy nose of fresh and ripe hoisin, anise, black cherry and cassis suffused nose that is just beginning to display background notes of secondary development. The medium weight flavors are intense, pure and still moderately structured with evident breed before terminating in a beautifully long and balanced finish. This beautifully stylish effort is right on the edge of its peak drinkability and easily could be enjoyed now though personally I would opt for cellaring it for another 1 to 3 years where it should be capable of holding for another decade or so. Excellent. Tasted four times in the past two years with consistent notes."