Managed by Jean-Hubert Delon of Léoville Las Cases, this is without equal in the Medoc appellation. It shows breeding, depth of flavor, beautifully crafted tannins and fine, rich fruit without the overripeness so characteristic of 2003. With its structure, acidity and delicious fruit, this will age as well as any wine from a more classy appellation.
91-93 Barrel sample. This wine has fine tannins that are relatively soft, with good acidity and dryness. It's not powerful, but with its fine black currant flavor and ripe fruit it shows great style .
Shows smoky new wood and black currant fruit. This is a structured wine, powerful, while preserving just the right balance of acidity. It’s dark and dense in character, yet with great freshness.
The estate, under the same ownership as Léoville-las-Cases in Saint-Julien, shows what can be achieved in the Médoc when care is taken. It is big, round, solid and structured, with complexity coming from dark, sweet fruits and new wood. It is rich and powerful, the aging potential showing from a core of dry tannin.
90-92 Barrel sample. With the team of Léoville Las-Cases in charge, this is always one of the high performing Médoc properties. It is tight, dark, taking a while to open. The blackberry flavors are almost stalky, but they are softened by smoky wood.