Parker 92. Drink 2008-2018. This huge, historic property, owned by Stephan von Neipperg, appears to have produced their finest wine to date. The dense purple-tinged 2005 offers up notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, camphor, and espresso roast. A sleeper of the vintage, it is a full-bodied, layered, super-concentrated, smooth as silk blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy this superb bargain-priced claret over the next 8-10 years.
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06.
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 90-93 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 5/07.