Domaine Robert Arnoux Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots 1996
RP 93: Possessing a deep, brilliant, and dark ruby color, this wine is of grand cru quality (this is not particularly surprising for terroirists since its vineyard is bordered to the south by Romanee-St.-Vivant and Richebourg and to the north by Echezeaux). Awesomely sweet cherry and raspberry aromas give way to its massively ripe, profound, rich and intense character. Layer upon layer of refined yet powerful black cherries, tangy currants, cassis, and toasty oak flavors grace this opulent yet refined and structured wine. Its formidably long finish is packed with even more waves of fruit and loads of supple tannins.