(2001 Vintage) Ruby-red. Aromas of roasted plum, tobacco, chocolate and smoky oak. Suave and vinous, with lively acidity giving the wine excellent balance. Not especially powerful but a lovely, classic midweight.
(2001 Vintage) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 89 points
his is a deep red/purple-colored, stylish, sexy concoction of raspberries, graphite, smoke, minerals, and flowers. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless St.-Julien displaying velvety tannin, medium body, and sweet, concentrated fruit in a stylish, well-constructed, elegant style. The tannin is unobtrusive and well-integrated. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2015. RP
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
Decanter(1999 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Smoky coffee and deep blackberry fruit. Great earthiness and liquorice palate with very tarry tannins and raspiness. Good acidic structure.
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2011