(2010 Vintage) Medium red. Sweet plum, cherry, mocha and espresso on the nose. Sweet and fat with fruit, with the plum and mocha flavors continuing on the palate. There's a touch of finishing dryness here but also very good plummy persistence. Very good for the vintage.
Parker 91. Drink 2009-2019. It is remarkable what Yves Vatelot can accomplish at this estate, which is only entitled to an Appellation Bordeaux Superieur designation. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, the super-impressive 2006 boasts a dense purple color as well as a bouquet of sweet creme de cassis, spring flowers, toasty oak, and background forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, richly fruity, and pure with an alluring texture as well as length, it should drink nicely for 5-10 years.