Medium, translucent red hue in the glass. Good depth and complexity of aromas including perfume and some good burgundian earthy or forest notes. Very nice palate with balance and elegance displaying dark cherry, red berry fruits, smokey oak, sage and forest floor. Finishing with an ample medium length. Very enjoyable with food and a fine match for red salmon or poultry. The wine is very good and ageing well to this point despite the difficult growing season with one of the earliest bud burst and flowering of the last 50 years followed by a summer which was cool and rainy. The better weather at the end of August through to vintage helped ripen the grapes and good management of Bouchard is clearly evident. Being able to select grapes from 21 Ha and 17 individual vineyards also assists in managing inferior seasons.