Robert Parker 90
This modern-styled St.-Emilion exhibits a lot of extraction along with a dark ruby/purple color, and opulent blueberry pie and black raspberry notes intermixed with white chocolate and espresso. The extraction pulls back just before it becomes overdone. The tannins are noticeable, but sweet. Give this 2007 1-2 years of cellaring, and enjoy it over the next 10-12 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023
Also very dark. More juicy than the regular bottling. (A good sign when the special bottlings start to taste better than the regular ones – it wasn’t always so.) But very dry on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018