(2006 Vintage) Reveals the noble sweetness of tannin, the extraordinary rich, intense mouthfeel, and sumptuous aromas of flowers, burning embers, blackberries, blueberries, spice box, and cedar. With extraordinary intensity, beautiful purity, a texture and flavors that build incrementally on the palate, and a significantly long finish.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Good medium ruby-red. The most reticent of these 2005s but with lovely purity and subtlety to its aromas of black plum, sage oil, chocolate liqueur, licorice and smoked meat. Lush, pure and sweet, with lovely spicy lift to the complex flavors of plum, minerals and dried herbs. A wonderfully seamless wine that finishes with youthful medicinal reserve and building but thoroughly ripe tannins. A Medoc-like blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 10% cab franc and 5% petit verdot.
International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 126, May/June 2006 ($175) Ruby-red. Explosive aromas of black raspberry, minerals, graphite and flowers. Wonderfully sweet and dense, with a superripe suggestion of maple syrup and a note of hot rocks. Finishes with huge, chewy but well-buffered tannins and a lingering note of caramel. Perhaps the least lively today of these 2003s, but winemaker Aubert notes that the 2003 vintage in general here brought higher...
Robert Parker(2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 126, May/June 2006 ($175) Ruby-red. Explosive aromas of black raspberry, minerals, graphite and flowers. Wonderf...
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06