As always, the wine has an impressive depth of color, it is a deep dark opaque black ruby with a firm rim structure. Sophisticated nose of forward toasty oak accompanied by blackcurrant, plum, tobacco, mint and floral nuances. Full-bodied, concentrated it is relatively smooth with a fresh acidity, silky tannins and a long fruity finish. Powerful built for the long term, yet another classic. 96 pts
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merot 19%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 2%
James Suckling 98-99 Point!
Robert Parker 97-99 Point!
Wine Spectator 96-99 Point!
Decanter 95 points Point!