(2010 Vintage) The robe: black with ruby hues. Dense and deep The nose: complex with notes of mocha, zan, blackcurrant, raspberry, and violet The palate: blackcurrant, morello, redcurrant, and cocoa give to the palate a rich touch of mellowness Long, ample and homogeneous wine. The after taste is neat, and the mid-palate complex and balanced. The soft tannins are neat and straight on a lingering finish. Splendid wine. Classic of Bordeaux, elegant and noble.
International Wine CellarFirst bottle corked. Second bottle: Full ruby-red. Dusty aromas of plum syrup and leather, with a distinct whiff of less-than-perfect cooperage. Then fat, sweet and lush, but a bit lacking in delineation. Finishes with a slightly dry edge. An awkward showing, but does not seem to be corked. Drink now through 2010.
Wine SpectatorRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06