I opened the bottle for 45 minutes without decanting and could not believe it. The flavours were so intense and overwhelming, clearly too early to drink. So I had a small glass and left the rest for today. Today the wine was a bit more developed, but it still tastes incredibly young. No other Mt. Edelstone I have had displays this lasting power (despite the fantastic 93 I had not long ago).
The flavours are very intense berry flavours, mainly blackberry and mulberry, dark, softer fruit. Secondary characteristics are starting to show, fresh beef and some spice as well. The oak is in the background, but provides a good backbone. The tannins are quite strong, but are captured in a penetrating finish which goes on and on.
This is clearly a great wine, but I have not marked it higher because I am just not sure how it will all blend together in 10 years.
PS: Chris, how did you go with your '95?