Thick and sweet on the nose. Plusciousness? Very sweet start and then polished tannins. Pretty appetising. But the tannins are not the ripest. Just a bit rasping on the finish.
Jancis Robinson MWScore: 16/20
One of the finest, if not the very best Camensac I have ever tasted, this wine possesses loads of black currants, black cherries, cedar wood and spice box as well as a bit of earth and underbrush. It is medium to full-bodied, very generously endowed and quite long. Anticipated maturity: now-2025. Wine Advocate.February, 2012
Robert ParkerScore: 89/100
Currant and mineral on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Needs a little more fruit concentration in the midpalate for such a top vintage
Wine SpectatorScore: 87-90/100
Tasted at a negociant. Ripe blackberries and dark cherries on the nose that is tight at first and takes time to unfurl. Good purity and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with quite thick, chewy tannins. This is a Camensac that is trying very hard, so what it lacks in natural grace it makes up for in sheer effort and brute force. Sturdy tannins on the finish, but there is sufficient fruit here to back it up. Not a subtle wine, but enjoyable. A second sample showed a little jamminess on the nose. Tasted March 2010
Neal MartinScore: 87-89/100