(2008 Vintage) This immediate neighbor of la Romanée-Conti escorts Her Majesty with good-natured ribaldry. It is a king's musketeer who likes company, likes to laugh and to sing, to feel that the somewhat brutal strengh of his athlete's body is admired.
International Wine Cellar(1999 Vintage) Rating: 95(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 101, March/April 2002 ($395; 13% natural alcohol, rare for this domain) Saturated ruby-red. Knockout, utterly noble nose of black plum, blackberry, violet, minerals, earth and flowers, plus an exotic suggestion of blood orange. Full, suave and dense; manages to be utterly silky and precise at the same time. Wonderfully fresh and perfumed in the mouth. Finishes with great mounting persistence and purity. This h...
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: 94-97 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 136
Burghound(2007 Vintage) "A much more restrained, even taciturn nose that is actually quite ripe, spicy, fresh and diaphanous features primarily floral infused red berry, mineral and Asian spice aromas that merge gracefully into supple, round and tautly muscled broad-shouldered flavors that are almost as pure as those of the RSV, all wrapped in a detailed, focused and almost painfully intense finish brimming with minerality and striking length. This is a karate champion of a wine that isn't especially big but the power a...
Burghound(1979 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Burghound on Nov 22, 2005.