Tasted at the Medoc UGC and from a sample tasted at home. This has a tight, but well defined bouquet with blackberry, raspberry leaf, cedar and a touch of violets. Bright and lively. The palate is full-bodied with a juicy, fruit-driven entry, but then the tannins on the back palate show that this Haut-Medoc has good backbone. Well-balanced, lovely grainy black fruits infused with tobacco on the persistent finish. This is an excellent, very “classic” Haut-Médoc and a great 2009. Tasted March 2010.
A wine, with sliced plum and lemon character and hints of lemon grass on the nose and palate. Medium-to-full body, with fresh acidity and a clean finish. Try after 2016. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
Black red, concentrated blackcurrant fruit, slightly smoky, very rich and terrific natural depth, fragrant and succulent on the palate, floral, fleshy and firm with fine vineyard definition. Drink 2014-20
Very dark purple. Attractive freshness on the nose. Very lively and very polished. What’s not to like if you’re looking for a relatively easily maturing good value claret?
Elegant raspberry, red and black currant, and earthy, loamy underbrush and soil tones make for a very attractive and fragrant bouquet. This ripe, medium to full-bodied wine should drink well for 10-15+ years. Wine Advocate.February, 2012