Offers fabulous aromas of crushed blackberry and blueberry, with lightly roasted coffee bean and black olive. Full-bodied, delivering polished, chewy tannins and a long, juicy finish. Rich and powerful. Blockbuster. Roasted fruit on this. Best ever from here?
Wine SpectatorScore: 95-98/100
A wine, with a deep nose of blueberries, blackberries, dark chocolate, nutmeg and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a beautiful depth of fruit. Very attractive texture to this wine. Try in 2017. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
James SucklingScore: 95/100
Ths 100% Merlot cuvee from Christian Moueix is an atypically masculine, full-bodied, muscular wine for Moueix. This opaque blue/purple wine displays notes of black cherries, truffles, damp earth and licorice. Full-bodied, very deep and powerful, it will need of 6-8 years of cellaring but should keep for 25-30 years. It has the potential to be the best Providence to date. Feb 2012, www.robertparker.com
Robert ParkerScore: 94/100
Tasted at JP Moueix. As usual, the Providence has a certain hubris on the nose, ripe plum and damson fruit, well defined with a touch of orange extract. Are there flirtations with some fresh prune notes here? The palate is full-bodied, almost thrusting tannins, flattering black cherry fruit, apricot and kirsch, firming up towards the rounded, peppery finish. Moderate length. Very fine. Tasted April 2010.
Neal MartinScore: 91-93/100