(From 2011 Vintage) The Winter was cold, very dry and unfavourable to the development of diseases. There was little rain. The budbursting and the flowering were quick and regular due to a hot and dry weather, especially during Sum‐ mer when the recorded rains were less than normal. The vegetal growth was steady and early. The vineyard was particularly healthy. This excellent ripening favoured the concentration of sugar and of phenolic compounds. In spite of an early deficit of water, the vine was able to extract from the soil of deep gravels the necessary water for its development.
(From 2009 Vintage) The nose expresses aromas of red fruits and roasted notes. On the palate, the tannins are fine and mel‐ lowed. They give a good balance to the wine. Some finesse and complexity with a long finish.
Wine Spectator(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06.
Wine Spectator(From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/86
Wine Spectator(From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/96
Wine Spectator(From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/94
Wine Advocate(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: (75-77) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96