The 1934 Branaire-Ducru features in a wonderfully black short story by Roald Dahl, entitled Taste. The 2010 would have worked well as the wine served blind in this twisted tale for adults. It is reserved at first, mysterious; the bouquet is a profound dark pool of tight-packed dark fruit – plush purple – with animal and herbal notes coming through. On the tongue it is harmonious and arterial; nothing fancy but everything just right. Drinker’s delight (reader’s fright).