A strong, solid effort... exhibits a deep ruby/plum colour in addition to a sweet perfume of mulberries, blackcurrants, jammy cherries, vanilla and damp earth. With good power and more depth than many Medocs as well as the estate’s hallmark finesse and elegance, this excellent, possibly outstanding wine possesses sweet tannin and more mid-palate depth than many of its peers. 89-91 points, Robert Parker (erobertparker.com).
Nose of black fruits, spices and refined oak. Fine-grained tannins. Black fruits on the palate... Wonderful freshness. Round and seductive. Gilbert & Gaillard (France).
…outstanding density of fruit with currant, blueberry and raspberry character. Full-bodied, compressed and tight. Fine tannins. James Suckling (jamessuckling.com).
…ripe, soft blackberry, smoke and tobacco personality… finishes with soft, polished fruits. Jeff Leve (thewinecellarinsider.com).
Soft, elegant, juicy wine. Very nice balance… generous flavours of plums and cassis with hint of violets in the finish. Well-crafted red. Jeannie Cho Lee, MW (asianpalate.com).