A deep garnet core with a faded brick rim. The nose is still tight, youthful with notes of liquorice, raisin, boot-polish and a little lemongrass. Very well defined. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, very cohesive with superb ripeness: wild strawberry, lemongrass, smoke and dates with an incredibly long, persistent finish. There is an effortless nature to this wine.
Winter rainfall was slightly above average, followed by a very dry Spring and further rain in June. From July through to October in 1970 almost no rain fell and the harvest which started on 21st September was made under ideal conditions.