(2000 Vintage) A thick layer of gravel laid down during the Quaternary Period. Predominantly clay sub-soil from the Tertiary Period. At the summit of the gravel deposits, there is also a fine layer of clay of lacustrine origin.
Drink 2009-2030. Parker 94: " Bottled in July, 2005, the saturated ruby/purple-colored 2003 exhibits a tightly-knit, but promising nose of mulberries, blackberries, cherries, and hints of new oak and truffles. This 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot blend possesses a gorgeous texture as well as an expansive, exotic softness, and 13% alcohol (according to the proprietor, Madame Denise Gasqueton). Generous and rich, this high class, full-bodied wine will undoubtedly be more approachable than its closest spiritual sibling, the 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030. "
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2003
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006
Robert Parker(2003 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2004
Wine Advocate(1996 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97
Robert Parker(1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 122