Red wine of the night at our annual get-together with Jack, Rob etc. Only overshadowed by Marc Colin’s 2006 Chassagne-Montrachet Vide Bourse. This shows the class of Cave de Tain once again. Medium-depth ruby-garnet at most. Quite intense, but elegant gently spicy, slightly meaty / savoury notes, but still with a fresh raspberry fruit core there. On the palate, this wine really shines, with beautifully matured, silky tannin, acidity that gave lightness, and yet flavour concentration & length that delivers. Very good indeed. At its peak.