Offers a distinct mint-chocolate aroma, and rich minty currant and black cherry flavors in a complex, deeply concentrated, sharply focused style. Tannins are softening, but offer enough intensity for another decade of cellaring.
The 1991 reveals a deeper ruby/garnet color with a hint of purple, and a shy but attractive perfume of red and black fruits, wood, spice, and a vague notion of mint. On the palate the wine exhibits very good to excellent depth, medium body, and admirable tannin, glycerin, ripeness, and richness in the spicy finish. It is a more measured style of Martha's Vineyard, as well as more concentrated than the 1990. If it matures gracefully over the next decade, it will resemble the 1969 and 1973.