Fresh blackberry fruits give a smooth wine, rich and with an immediately attractive fresh acidity. It does have the density of fruit along with relatively soft tannins. At the back there is a more chocolate character.
A solid and dense wine, showing the big improvements at this château. It hovers deliciously between acidity and ripe, forward fruit. The touch of smokiness from the wood aging goes with the fragrant, juicy black cherry and berry fruits. The wine will certainly age over many years.
93–95. Barrel sample. This is a powerful wine with solid fruits and structure. The palate is full of beautifully ripe fruit—packed with rich and juicy blackberries. It shows how the potential of this property is being realized.
92-94 Barrel sample. Smooth, ripe wine, velvet texture and sweet fruits. It has structure under this smooth surface, giving some bright acidity. But the general feel is of richness, super extraction.
92-94 Powerful, very juicy in style, with toasty new wood flavors mingling with the the very ripe fruits. The wine has a bitter, extracted edge that will probably soften with further wood aging.
91-93 Barrel sample. This is a wine where all the elements are hanging well together. The fruit is sweet, spicy, but the layer of dark tannins is impressive, dusty and going deep into the wine. The final is firm, but offers a juicy lift. A definite improvement from this property.
A wine with some density, spiced with touches of wood, dusty tannins and an open sweet plum flavor. There is plenty of wood here, layering the fruit. The wine has aging potential, worth waiting 4–5 years.