(2007 Vintage) Whole uncrushed grape berries fermented in small oak vats at 28°C and extraction with manual pigeage (punching down the cap). Aged in barrel on the lees for 18 months (60% new barrels, made at the estate's own cooperage) and only racked once. Duration of ageing was adjusted to each wine.
varietals dinner 1/10/12. sometimes grassy quality. compared to "cat's pee.". Bordeaux. compared w Ca Araujo SB Slightly sweeter than haut lafitte, but HL is a good food wine. paired better with the seabass than Ca counterpart.
tried at altaya tasting 2010 - peach, citrus - can store for 5-10 years
Jk 90 sa 92
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
Wine Spectator(2013 Vintage) This has a gorgeous feel, with opulent fruit offset by racy herb notes and acidity, showing lemon sherbet, shortbread and white peach flavors backed by a salted butter– and tarragon-laced finish, with hints of talc and fennel skittering in the background. Seriously long and still a touch youthful on the finish.
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04