(2003 Vintage) "Kudos to proprietor Hubert Bouard, who has been making brilliant wines at this estate since the mid- to late-1980s. A blend of 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot, the beautiful 2003 (14% alcohol; 6,500 cases produced) is somewhat tightly knit, but it reveals a perfumed nose of rose petals, blackberries, menthol, and cedar. This broad, sweet 2003's supple attack is followed by a tannic mid-section. The wine does not appear to be as dense or structured as the 2004. Given the high percentage of Cabe...
Decanter(2004 Vintage) Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Tasted three times, once blind, and the most consistent of all samples. Also one of my best wines of the vintage. Lovely, luscious and opulent with great fruit, acidity and tannin and a long finish. Absolutely perfect. Drink 2011-2025.
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/05