Perfumed, with raspberries and flowers and hints of lemon. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a chewy finish. Austere now, but stylish. Best after 2018. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
James SucklingScore: 93/100
Blueberry and mineral aromas. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a beautiful sandalwood, floral, berry aftertaste. Very polished young red. Score range: 90-93. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 2010.
Wine SpectatorScore: 90-93/100
Not the deepest colour. Sweet, spicy, glucose sort of nose. Very vaguely inky. Then quite tart and with some drying tannins. Not too exaggerated or alcoholic but not the most mellow. Fresh finish.
Jancis Robinson MWScore: 16.5/20
Tasted at a negociant. The nose is well defined with wild raspberry, blackberry and wild hedgerow, a touch of complementary leafiness. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins just a little hard at the moment but hopefully they will soften in time, though the finish needs more length. A very conservative sample from Ferriere – I hope this will broaden out through its élevage. Tasted March 2010
Neal MartinScore: 87-89/100