Good deep red with ruby highlights. Fascinating aromas of raspberry, flowers, iron, smoked meat and earth, plus a whiff of honey. Sweet, pliant and rich, with expressive flavors of black fruits, licorice, violet and smoke. This fat, smooth wine saturates the mouth without giving any impression of weight. Very stylish and aromatic wine. "Even the ’06 Ruchottes is open now," notes Esmonin.