#11 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008
The wine has a deep color with a violet tint. The nose opens on pleasant smoky notes, followed by intense and powerful ripe berry fruit aromas, especially cassis and wild strawberry.
Full-bodied and expansive on the palate, it displays close-knit tannins and a range of generous, varied flavors including blackberry, cherry, spice and licorice.
The ample and well-balanced finish combines the solidity of a well-defined structure with the charm and fullness of rich flavours enfolded in refined and judicious oak.
Robert Parker(2000 Vintage) "This flamboyant, dense, opaque purple-colored wine, made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, is muscular, with an unctuous texture and high levels of tannin as well as extract. Compared to its other sibling in the Mouton-Rothschild stable, d'Armailhac, it is far more closed and tannic but still somewhat ostentatious, with smoky, leathery notes intermixed with oodles of black fruits and spice box. The wine may, however, have trouble eclipsing the brilliant 2001. Anticipated mat...
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07