(From 2010 Vintage) Ripe strawberries and vanilla. Some sweet tobacco and nutmeg. Round and full on the palate with really ripe, almost jammy fruit and soft fine tannins. Firm and juicy.
(From 2005 Vintage) #32 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008 "Shows lovely black currant, floral and black licorice notes. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a tight bead of fruit and mineral throughout. Has a long finish. Best after 2009. 10,830 cases made." Wine Spectator 92 Points
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Wine Advocate(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (88-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06
Wine & Spirits(From 2003 Vintage) Some obscure terroirs excelled in the bizarre 2003 vintage, and this is the finest effort I have tasted from the Thienpont familyrsquo;s Cotes de Franc estate. The wine exhibits a black/purple color as well as surprising power and density. The regular 2003 is a rich, concentrated effort with medium body as well as more depth and intensity than expected. It should be drunk over the next 6ndash;8 years.