(From 2005 Vintage) "As usual, this superb Pauillac possesses an inky/blue/black color in addition to a big, sweet nose of graphite, charcoal, burning embers, black currant liqueur, and toasty vanillin from new oak casks...
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) One of the most memorable bottlings of our tastings of the 2005 Bordeaux, this wonderfully extracted effort captures all of the complexity and very deep curranty fruit for which the Pauillac appellation is justly revered, and it does so with a remarkable sense of balance and keen composition. It is clearly not one for the impatient, and its ample tannin requires upward of a decade before taming comes, but there are no questions at all about the depth of its fruity substance and its admirable stuf...
Robert Parker(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
Robert Parker(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2009
Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
Wine Spectator(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/08