"As usual, this superb Pauillac possesses an inky/blue/black color in addition to a big, sweet nose of graphite, charcoal, burning embers, black currant liqueur, and toasty vanillin from new oak casks...
International Wine Cellar 94
The Wine Advocate 94
Wine Spectator 94
It shows deep color with slightly toasted spicy aromas as well as rich, red berry notes. Finesse and elegance characterize this full-bodied Pauillac.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesOne of the most memorable bottlings of our tastings of the 2005 Bordeaux, this wonderfully extracted effort captures all of the complexity and very deep curranty fruit for which the Pauillac appellation is justly revered, and it does so with a remarkable sense of balance and keen composition. It is clearly not one for the impatient, and its ample tannin requires upward of a decade before taming comes, but there are no questions at all about the depth of its fruity substance and its admirable stuf...
Robert ParkerRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006