(2010 Vintage) Absolutely delicious is what it was. You may recall that I have a soft spot for the Franc, but this is a seriously complex wine that offered up Plums and Blueberry on the nose. The first wave was Pomegranate, red berries and a touch of oak. Later, I was getting dark berry and currants with some back end tannins that were sublime. The structure of this wine is fantastic, balanced and built for medium term cellaring. The tannins are all concentrated on the finish, making this an easy drinker.
International Wine Cellar(2001 Vintage) Rating: 91-94 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-02
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) "Fashioned from a blend similar to the 2004, the brilliant, fuller-bodied 2005 Bourriquot displays classic notes of menthol, mint, black currants, blueberries, and raspberries, terrific fruit on the attack, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, silky tannin, and a long, expansive finish. It should be even better in 3-4 years, and keep for 15 or more." "Good ruby-red. Slightly funky, claret-like aromas of black fruits, violet, licorice, chocolate and game. Sweet, rich and shapely, with nicely buffer...