(1998 Vintage) It boasts an impressively saturated purple color, as well as a beautifully etched bouquet of cassis, blackberries, and subtle new oak. The wine is medium-bodied, and stylish, with excellent concentration, dry tannin in the finish, and a floral, finesse-styled personality.
Robert Parker"This estate was justifiably elevated to a Premier Grand Cru Classe in the new St.-Emilion classification thanks to the exceptional efforts of proprietress Christine Valette over the last two decades. The 2005 is one of the monumental wines of the vintage, and may eclipse their prodigious 1990. Inky/blue/purple-colored with an exceptional bouquet of Asian spices, blueberries, blackberries, truffles, cold steel, graphite, and charcoal, it hits the palate with exceptional purity, laser-like precisi...
Wine AdvocateRating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator