Robert Parker 87
The tiny, picturesque jewel of a property, sandwiched between Cos d’Estournel and Montrose, is owned by the same family that owns Chateau Leoville Poyferre in St.-Julien. A final blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2010 has turned out to be ripe, attractive wine with notes of sweet mocha, red and black currants, pen ink and light as well as sweet tannins. This wine is medium-bodied, elegant and best drunk over the next decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2033
Milk chocolate, black cherry and menthol, tar and leather. Classic and generous with structure that is ready, but there is more to come in terms of flavour development. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025