1996 was a Classic Bordeaux vintage!
The best of these wines have started to open up and can be drunk now or with some time in the decanter. Note that this is a vintage that relies heavily on the Merlot grape!
Classic, fleshy and complex wines. Belgium Wine Watchers did the test for you!
Tasting 1996 Troplong VS la Fleur Petrus.
Both bottles are selected with damaged labels but with a perfect filling level. The Troplong begins a little closed on the nose with a deep colour and extraction. A concentrated fruit-driven wine that drinks well now and will hold several years more in the bottle.
The la Fleur Petrus is 100 % one of the better pomerols of the vintage and a step higher in quality that the Troplong. This wine has a ruby-colored rim with a crystal clear shine. Razor sharp aromatics popping out the glass, black plums, cherries, spices and a hint of truffles.
La Fleur Petrus is a great choice for this classic styled vintage.
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