Château Léoville Poyferré, Saint Julien, 2002

Here is the cabernet sauvignon I came to love three decades ago, before oak and super-maturity took over. A lovely light ruby with gracefully herbal highlighted dark bitter cherry fruit. This is a wine that you can get your complete palate around before any one component overwhelms. The lengthy cedar tinged finish is a pleasure.  Not likely to make anyone's top 100 list, but a hell of a wine to have with the best lamb chops you can find.