Tasted blind. Greyish crimson. Only just enough ripeness on the nose. Very fresh fruit and just slightly pinched on the end. Very much needs food – and possibly a bit more fruit weight. Short.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2024
Robert Parker 90
Proprietor Claire Villers-Lurton administers this Pauillac classified-growth property. The 2012 reveals good, sweet tannin, blackcurrant fruit, a nice, soft underbelly, medium to full body, and outstanding concentration and purity. This property is always somewhat under the radar, but this is a very strong effort and should drink well for up to 20 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035
(70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot; 32 h/h yield): Deep purple. Fresh and jellied blackcurrant and candied violet on the enticing nose. Sweet and suave in the mouth, with rich, creamy blueberry and tobacco flavors that linger nicely at the back. Very successful wine in the context of this vintage.