(From 1993 Vintage) Highly coloured and full of flavour, holding out the promise of well-balanced, full-bodied wines.
The wine has a fine colour with a garnet tint and a highly refined bouquet which mingles cherry aromas with toast, cedarwood and a more subtle hint of tobacco-leaf. Very full in the mouth, it gives an impression of charm and nobility on nicely rounded tannins, which combine with well-integrated vanilla and toasted flavours in a long finish. Such distinction and generosity underline the class of this very fine vintage.
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
Decanter(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very deep red; rich dense chocolatey nose, firm and rather closed, oaky, excellent aromatic potential; soft, rich, succulent, silky, seductive with considerable depth, fine acidity and finesse, chocolatey finish; good length.
Wine Advocate(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine Spectator(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07