Many ardent fans of Bordeaux wines would attest that a good Bordeaux is simply comfortable.
This can be said of the 1995 and 1996 vintages. Most of the 1995s are dark in color and rich in flavour, thanks to the dry and sweltering summer that produced perfectly ripe grapes. The 1996s stand as a “classic” Bordeaux year that celebrates Cabernet Sauvignon - again, the hot, sunny and dry conditions gave the vines the perfect amount of stress to achieve excellent phenolic ripeness.
Being big and structured wines, they get better with age. Now over 20 years old, they are primed to be open and savoured!
*ETA: Jan 2019