(From 2010 Vintage) Opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of scorched earth/burning embers, blueberries, black currant liqueur and crushed rocks. Full and opulent with nobility, finesse, purity and elegance,
(From 1986 Vintage) The wine does possesses a tell-tale smoky tobacco and sweet black currant-scented nose, in addition to subtle new oak and minerals scents. This medium to full-bodied, rich, intensely smoky wine has still not reached its plateau of maturity.
Wine Spectator(From 1978 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/91
Robert Parker(From 1978 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Bordeaux Book on 11/1/1998
Wine Advocate(From 1978 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 84 on Dec-92
Robert Parker(From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
Wine Advocate(From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95