Opened when a bottle of 1989 Trotanoy was corked.
Lightly watery rim leading to orange and garnet, medium-minus red at the core.
Prominent aroma of smoke. Some aromas of egg shell (sulphur), burnt toast, leather, blood orange, cedar, lightly bruleed caramel walnuts.
Honeyed red fruit (currants) shows on the attack, bolstered by well-integrated but still present tannins. Nice lingering finish with just enough acidity to keep the palate light, without getting to lip-smacking levels.
Not as much complexity or depth as some RMCS Reserves from the 1970s I have tasted, and not quite as wow as versions of this wine I have had some years ago, but still very, very fine.