I first developed a taste for Auxey-Duresses when studying in Dijon. There is some decent complexity in the wines and the price if more friendly for the impoverished student living out the Scènes de la vie de bohème. This Auxey rouge is already very open, strawberry and cassis. Ripe red fruits, good tannic structure, followed by cherry fruit, a touch of hawthorn bark. This is a punchy Auxey 2009 closer to the Monthélie vineyards. A rack of lamb would be a willing companion.