Lovely expression of supple, rich fruit, beautiful middle palate, lacks perhaps the power of some wines in this vintage, but makes up for it in polish and elegance.
The wine is a tighter, more tannic and structured version of this famed Pauillac, which often tends to have more of a St-Julien-like personality than most Pauillacs. Structured, backward and tannic, yet showing a fat mid-palate that is more savory, broader and more expansive.
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 94-96 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Robert Parker(2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006