The Annual Red Bordeaux Report (May 2006)

Medium ruby-red. Roasted, liqueur-like aromas of black raspberry and chocolate. Very sweet, fat and rich for this wine, with a high-pH mouth feel and full-blown flavors of leather and game. Supple and layered for Armailhac. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins, but the IPT is actually higher in 2005. And the 2005 is more chiseled.