(2005 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.
Clear, deep garnet. Nose is clean, with pronouced aromas of tobacco, dark red fruit, currant, cocoa. Palate is dry, with medium+ body, medium+ acid, and high tannins. Flavours of black currant, smoke, light oak, black olive. Good quality, and nowhere near ready to drink...
weak smell & taste but very smooth.
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 Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2003
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