(From 1997 Vintage) A soft, cedary, herbaceous, but pleasant, round, elegant style of wine, with berry and red currant fruit, and a smooth finish.
(From 2001 Vintage) Red-ruby. Slightly rustic aromas of plum, game and flowers. Cooler and a bit medicinal in the mouth, with modest flesh and sweetness. There's no lack of intensity here, but this cru bourgeois could us...
Wine & SpiritsGood medium ruby-red. Slightly medicinal aromas of blueberry, dark chocolate and game, with a liqueur-like exotic quality. Tightly wound and penetrating; in a rather brutal stage today, and not showing the lushness or sweetness of the vintage. Finishes firmly tannic, with a note of licorice.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Classic cassis/cedar Medoc bouquet, quite dry and restrained. Fine fruit and good elegant wine, shows elegance, depth and finesse. Drink 2-10 years.
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/03.
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.