Blueberries, blackberries and flowers on the nose, follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and mineral, violets and blueberry aftertaste. Structured. Needs time to soften. Try in 2016. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
James SucklingScore: 92/100
Tasted privately and at Vintex. This has a very pure, very well defined nose with gorgeous floral scents married with black cherry, a touch of cassis, plum and creamy new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a nice edginess to this Saint Estephe with a very well judged, beautifully delineated finish. This is a very classy Serilhan: pure delight and a name to watch out for in the future. Tasted March 2010.
Neal MartinScore: 91-93/100
Very spicy and rich on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins that turn round and soft. Lots of fruit, too. Yummy wine. Tasted twice, with consistent notes
Wine SpectatorScore: 90-93/100
A rather hard, charmless style of wine made from 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, I was surprised that Hubert de Bouard is behind the work as the consultant, as he normally tends to do a better job. Feb 2012, www.robertparker.com
Robert ParkerScore: 86/100