International Wine CellarRating: 91(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 131, March/April 2007 (est. $750-$950) Good dark red. Deeply pitched aromas of cassis, earth and truffle ("underground aromas while the Romanee-Saint-Vivant is more ethereal," says Villaine). Fat and broad in the mouth, with a strong earth-and-rocks character. Doesn't show quite the lift of the RSV but this is even sweeter. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins. I suspect I'm catching this in an awkward stag...
BurghoundRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 25, 1st Quarter, 2007