(2004 Vintage) Tobacco, earth, forest floor and hints of blackberry make up the perfume. The finish is all about the fresh cassis. Still tannic, time will help soften the dusty texture and add more complexity to this classic styled wine.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Medium red. Very ripe, sweet aromas of plum, mocha and bitter chocolate. Unusually sweet and supple for this wine, with lovely depth and volume to its cassis and chocolate flavors. Very St. Estephe in style. Finishes powerful, sweet and long, with the unusually fine tannins arriving late. An outstanding performance for this chateau.
Robert Parker(1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/1998
Wine Enthusiast(2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
Wine Spectator(1982 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/98