(From 2012 Vintage) This is soft and pretty with currant and berry character and hints of wet earth. Full body, with fine tannins and a fresh and lively finish. Refined and beautiful. Juicy and long. Sweet fruit in the center palate.
(From 2008 Vintage) A classy, concentrated Margaux, this wine shows elegant, ripe cassis flavors with notes of cedar, tobacco and restrained vanillin oak set in a silky, highly extracted texture underscored by refined, focused tannins.
89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Ruby-red. Sexy aromas of red berries, tobacco, coffee and chocolatey oak. Fat and supple, with red berry and tarry oak flavors. Ripe and fleshy in the middle without being overly sweet. But not yet revealing its personality. Finishes with broad, slightly dry tannins. In an awkward stage today. (06/2004) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate ...The elegant 2001 is Margaux-like in its fragrant plum, cassis, and floral-scented nose. Medium-bodied, light, but pretty, it offers notes of red and black fruits, supple tannin, and a polished, straightforward finish. Drink it over the next 10-11 years. (06/2004) Wine Spectator A delicious red with blackberry and hints of dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Balanced and refined. Best after 2005. (03/2004)
Robert Parker(From 2008 Vintage) "An amazing success in this vintage, the dark ruby/purple-hued 2008 reveals its noble terroir in its complex aromatics of spring flowers and burning embers/charcoal. A medium to full-bodied mouthfeel displaying no hard edges and a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood result in an approachable, already evolved wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years."
Robert Parker(From 2003 Vintage) "The noteworthy, classic Margauxs from this estate remain under most consumers` radar. Displaying low acidity and a forward style, the exotic 2003 is undeniably fragrant, complex, and sexy. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of truffles, underbrush, plums, cassis, and a hint of figs. The tannin is sweet, and the texture is multilayered. This full-bodied, chewy, round, sensual Margaux should evolve gracefully for 15+ years. Bravo!" 92 Points - Robert Parker"Plenty of blac...