(2010 Vintage) The robe: black with ruby hues. Dense and deep The nose: complex with notes of mocha, zan, blackcurrant, raspberry, and violet The palate: blackcurrant, morello, redcurrant, and cocoa give to the palate a rich touch of mellowness Long, ample and homogeneous wine. The after taste is neat, and the mid-palate complex and balanced. The soft tannins are neat and straight on a lingering finish. Splendid wine. Classic of Bordeaux, elegant and noble.
Very pretty aromas of blackberries, spices and milk chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a silky mouthfeel. Still tight but refined and long. Just as I remember. Best after 2008. 12,500 cases made. -- J.S. 07/10/2012 Aromas of vanilla, dark fruit, compote, dried fruit and spice. Pronounced sweetness and chocolatey richness in the mouth. Balanced, with a chunky frame. Drink 2012-2016. Alc: 13%. (15.17 points) Decanter
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2014
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2008
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006