(2011 Vintage) This wine is a well established teenager , powerful and generous, dominated by a wooded genuine, while suggesting floral aromas of acacia notes.
Med body, good grip, some hard tannins. not yet integrated oak. Lovely fruit. very classic - cedary, licqorice, blackcurrant, plum. Very good, but more to come.
Really good but not like the Italian Richard brought this 5/31/14
International Wine Cellar(1996 Vintage) Rating: 96(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002. ($168-$245) Saturated bright, dark ruby. Perfumed, vibrant, very youthful aromas of cassis, violet and bitter chocolate. Dense and powerful, with great clarity of flavor thanks to a terrific spine of acidity. Almost painfully structured wine but not at all hard. Finishes very long and gripping, with a note of bitter chocolate.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Good bright ruby-red. Pretty aromas of black cherry, cassis, tobacco leaf, minerals, licorice and violet. Chewy, rich and deep, with good dense mid-palate fruit and excellent concentration. Fuller and sweeter than the Langoa. Finishes long and delineated, with powerful tannic clout and terrific mineral thrust. A serious 2006 for the cellar.
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage)