"...Representing a fairly priced introduction to a classic Medoc, this complex Bordeaux is loaded with fruit. Chocolate, black currant, smoke, and earth characteristics emerge from this lovely, fleshy 2005. It possesses more structure and firmness than the 2003, and should drink beautifully for 10-12 years..87-89" WA 5/07.-"Proprietor Michel Reybrie and his winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats, have fashioned a brilliant blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. The dark purple-hued 2005 reveals a sumptuous bouquet of licorice, black currants, black olives, read more...smoke, and damp earth. Fleshy and supple-textured with good tannin as well as decent acidity, this seriously-endowed, complex effort can be consumed over the next 12-14 years...89" -WA 04/08 (hide)
DecanterRating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Black-red, very deep extraction and concentration, but there is florality there and finely grained tannins, very New World style, but takes balance from a great vintage. Drink 2009-18. (16.5 points)
Sthe dense ruby/purple-tinged 2005 exhibits beautiful aromas of creme de cassis, chocolate, and hints of earth, smoke, and spice. Displaying sweet tannin, a fleshy, medium-bodied, opulent style, and impressive purity as well as length
Wine SpectatorRating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06.
Wine AdvocateRating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'rstrong full-bodied wine. a little rough finish, but still v good.