(2005 Vintage) Good deep ruby-red. Explosive, very ripe aromas of currant, black plum, tobacco and mocha. Lush and silky on entry, then sweet and spicy in the middle, with flavors of redcurrant and medicinal cherry....
(2005 Vintage) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 points
International Wine Cellar(1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 90, May/June 2000 Saturated ruby to the rim. Complex, subtle aromas of black cherry, cassis, minerals, clove, ma...
Robert Parker(1997 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132
Wine Advocate(1997 Vintage) Rating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 120 on Dec-98
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/00
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 96, May/June 2001. Full ruby. Aromas of black cherry, licorice, shoe polish and bitter chocolate. Concentrated and ripe but a bit tough in the mouth; in a distinctly dryer style than the '99. Flavors dominated by cassis and licorice. Finishes with rugged tannins. Built to age. There actually about 14.5% alcohol here, according to winemaker Philippe Melka.