"An exceptional, up-and-coming performer in the southern Medoc (just outside the Margaux appellation), this sensual blend of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot possesses a dark ruby/purple color, sweet fruit, and tremendous purity, definition, and nuances (a hallmark of the top 2005s). With medium to full body, velvety but noticeable tannin, and abundant glycerin (no doubt because of the 13+% natural alcohol), it should drink well for 7-8 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points
Very accessible right from the bottle. Structured, but not difficult for multiple friends. It was a hit when having friends over for cheese- and beef-based small snacks. We sipped this between the meat appetizers and chocolate treats.