Drink: Drink Now
Price: $144.27 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated. The wood is clearly pushed to the background in this dense, full-bodied Pauillac, which should drink beautifully for 30+ years.
– Robert Parker Jr., Robertparker.com, Score: 96
Full purple-tinged red-ruby. Nuanced, scented nose combines blackberry, blackcurrant, ink, graphite and a peppery note. Suave, juicy and complex, with harmonious acidity giving shape and freshness to the wine’s concentrated dark plum, tobacco and mineral flavors. Finishes savory and minerally, with silky tannins, noteworthy freshness and lovely lingering perfume.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 92
A wine with an intense sous bois, fresh tobacco and dried flower character on the nose and palate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and an attractive finish. It’s structured yet polished with a beauty and stature. Try in 2015.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 93
Well-polished, with sleek edges to the fleshy plum, cassis and blackberry fruit, while the finish is embedded with black licorice and violet notes. Approachable now, but the stuffing is there to cellar this for a bit. Drink now through 2025.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 91