"A firm, dark ruby/purple-colored wine with notes of compost, black currants, espresso roast, and some soy, this medium to full-bodied, relatively powerful and concentrated wine shows elevated levels of tannin which have kept me from pulling the trigger and giving it a higher score. I thought everything seemed better balanced prior to bottling, so perhaps the wine is going through a somewhat angular phase of development. It s certainly a big, bold, rather aggressively tannic style of d'Armailhac....
International Wine CellarRating: 90-92 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-04
Wine AdvocateRating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03