(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(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2011