(From 2012 Vintage) The deep, vibrant colour gives way to a fresh, plummy perfume with hints of tobacco. On the palate, the wine has lovely depth yet is lively and sinewy with lovely minerality and fine grained tannins. Similar to the 05, which is now showing brilliantly.
(From 2009 Vintage) Amazing aromas of black truffles, crushed blackberries and dark chocolate. Dried flowers too. Full-bodied, with wonderful fruit that is layered and gorgeous. The finish is fruity, long and stylish.
wonderful masculine and powerful nose very Bordeaux (petrus?). smooth, filled with perfume and flavours, dry. Opens up after at least an hour showing a much more robust finish. 09/10 opened 6 hours and double decanted. nicely balanced with a relatively subtle nose reflecting that the wine has not really opened and needs to be kept for a while. but promise of a great wine when ready. the wine was also drunk alongside a 1998 and 2000 Bordeaux which was certainly more forward and mature.
bob & kay
Robert Parker(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/07/2013