LAST BOTTLE KNOWN TO MAN!
2008 WINE ENTHUSIAST CELLAR SELECTIONS TOP 100: #61
"Shows complex, subtle aromas of fruit and black olive, with hints of milk chocolate and ripe fruit. Develops wonderfully in the glass. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and beautiful sweet berry and light vanilla fruit character. Refined and balanced. This is very, very impressive. Best after 2013." (WS)
"This blockbuster 2005 is dense ruby/purple, with sweet black cherries, cassis, earth and white chocolate in both aromas and flavors. A strong, mineral-dominated, powerful wine (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc), it is extremely backward, super-concentrated, and tasting more like blood of Merlot than any other Pomerol. Dense purple, super-rich, and stunning, this wine has at least a 20- to 30-year upside to it. An absolutely spectacular effort from this great terroir, it can be drunk now, but patience will be rewarded. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040." (WA)
"Good bright, dark red. Sexy red berries, iron, mocha and caramel on the nose; an essence of Pomerol merlot. Suave on entry, then sweet but gripping in the middle, with integrated acidity giving terrific definition and thrust to the multifaceted flavors of red berries, minerals, iron and spices. A wonderfully vibrant wine that saturates the entire palate without conveying any impression of weight. With its finishing medicinal austerity, this outstanding wine appears already to be shutting down in bottle. Should prove to be the most exciting vintage for this chateau since the great 1998." (VM)
"Certainly it is firm, with impressive power. But the smoothness of the ripe black fruits as they combine with the beautifully judged wood show a contrast of tension with the dense, chewy core. At its heart, this wine is dark and solid and concentrated, promising long aging." (WE)
"Sexy, sensuous and silky, the explosion of truffle dark chocolate, plum liqueur and floral scents is just the opening act. The grand finale is the ocean of velvet textured fruits on your palate that waves of pleasure. 96 points - Tasted Jun 28, 2015" (JL)