(2005 Vintage) "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...
(2005 Vintage) International Wine Cellar 94
(2005 Vintage) The Wine Advocate 94
(2005 Vintage) Wine Spectator 94
(2005 Vintage) It shows deep color with slightly toasted spicy aromas as well as rich, red berry notes. Finesse and elegance characterize this full-bodied Pauillac.
Decanter(1996 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fine, blackcurranty fruit. Very enjoyable. Cedary finish. 2-10 years.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) One 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 Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator