Robert Parker 89
Tasted alongside Chateau Latour 1992, this had a distinctly sweeter, fleshier nose with notes of pencil-lead, blackberry and damp earth. More high-toned than Latour. The palate is well-balanced, harmonious with silky tannins and moderate complexity. Notes of dried blood, Provencal herbs and tar. Quite Saint Julien in character with quite an exotic, colourful finish. Not a great Lafite, pipped by Latour, but fine for the vintage. Tasted July 2004.
Anticipated maturity: 1995-2013