(2007 Vintage) Medium bright ruby. Compellingly perfumed nose of boysenberry, cassis, graphite, licorice and violet. Suave on entry, then imploded in the middle and extremely slow to show itself. Very pure, understated black fruit, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors are like an essence of cabernet. Savory rather than particularly sweet: there's nothing easy or obvious about this wine today. A dry and classic style; the tannins are tight for a young Margaux but not hard, and the finishing flavors are vibrant and perfumed.
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 95-100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/07
Wine Enthusiast(2004 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/07
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 165