(From 1993 Vintage) Highly coloured and full of flavour, holding out the promise of well-balanced, full-bodied wines.
"Rose and currant aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a clean finish. A more delicate style Clerc...88-91" WS 4/09"Black-red, richly concentrated blackcurrants nose, quite smoky and spicy, very good structure and firmness, firm, even a little raw still but very good, quite tight expression that will become more floral and broad. Drink 2015-25...four stars" Decanter 4/09
Robert Parker(From 2000 Vintage) "This flamboyant, dense, opaque purple-colored wine, made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, is muscular, with an unctuous texture and high levels of tannin as well as extract. Compared to its other sibling in the Mouton-Rothschild stable, d'Armailhac, it is far more closed and tannic but still somewhat ostentatious, with smoky, leathery notes intermixed with oodles of black fruits and spice box. The wine may, however, have trouble eclipsing the brilliant 2001. Anticipated mat...
Wine Advocate(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 122 on Apr-99
Wine Advocate(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine Spectator(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07
Robert Parker(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 91-93 - As reviewed by Robert Parker