Very sweet, ripe black fruits on the nose. Solid, fruity, dense with gravelly chew. No artifice. Very nice expression of place and time. Some astringency, but real life and lift. A delicate hand! Transparency. Real delicacy. Very refreshing, with lovely length. But not nearly as concentrated as some. A good starting point for any student of Bordeaux? Even if very slightly austere.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026
Robert Parker 86
An elegant, straightforward style of wine with some earthy, subtle herbaceousness, this effort exhibits medium body, decent red and black currant fruit, and a soft finish. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020