"This is the first vintage that Christian Dauriac (Destieux's proprietor) has released. Produced from a five-acre vineyard planted with old vine Merlot and Cabernet Franc (yields were only 20 hectoliters per hectare), this offering receives the full garage wine treatment. Its boasts a deep opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of sweet blackberry and cherry fruit intertwined with vanilla and spice. While long, concentrated, and powerful, it has not lost its sense of place or purpose. ...
Wine AdvocateRating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 139 on Feb-02