(From 2005 Vintage) Black in color, with aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished, thought-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008
Very intense color. Very strong nose, dominated above all by fruity notes and a high mineral content. Cultivation methods add a touch of additional complexity. Strong palate and full-flavored. The wine is structured, with very smooth tannins. The finish is long and savory.
Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit-Verdot 2%
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) This vintage, which may be a little uneven in Pomerol and St. Emilion, is going to rate as very good to excellent in Pauillac as it does in neighboring St. Julien. We taste Chateau Lynch-Bages at 88-90 points and rate its local peers even higher in this vintage with Pontet-Canet jumping out at 89-91 points and Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste in the same range.
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
Robert Parker(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/25/2005
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012