(AG=92) Bright red-ruby. Slightly reduced but highly nuanced aromas of rose petal, mocha, dark chocolate and smoke. Sweet, round, creamy and seamless, with fleshy flavors of raspberry, iron and blood orange. Broad, lush and silky but not heavy. Finishes very long, with suave, thoroughly ripe tannins. A superb showing. (AM=90) This has the intensity of the Clos de Vougeot yet more elegance with its complex, vibrant, somewhat grapey aromas of dark raspberry leading to rich, powerful and very dense flavors supported by remarkably fine tannins for a wine of this size. In short, this is delicious and sappy yet altogether serious but it's not at the same level as the Clos de Vougeot.