This wine reveals a beautiful dark color. The nose is marked by the freshness and flavor black fruit. Dense on the palate, the fruit bursting, it has notes of toast, spicy, full, the tannins are smooth and tight. The finish is long and fruity.
"This château is progressing well in raising its quality as this big, chunky wine shows. The fruit has a solid texture, with great black swirls of dark berry and smoky flavors in a tannic cloak."
"A beautiful effort, the medium to full-bodied 2008 demonstrates the resurgence in quality being enjoyed by this long-time Margaux underachiever. Perfumed aromas of licorice, spring flowers, black currants and subtle oak are followed by a soft, round, opulent, sexy, generous, savory wine revealing no hard edges. Enjoy this pure, seductive 2008 over the next 12-15 years."
The Wine Advocate
"If showing a little more ripeness and muscle than its neighbor from Brane-Cantenac, this nicely made wine still toes the line of true Margaux understatement. Its slight lack of overall polish is simply the failing of youth, and, while it may finish with grabby tannins to hold off in the near-term, it has the pieces in place to charm once a half-decade has passed."