Jancis Robinson ~ 16 Points
"Smoky, reduced but fun. Pushing the envelope and giving white burgundy a run for its money. Not long but racy and lively."
"Very racy, with a sanguine frame to the delicious core of red currant, damson plum and linzer torte notes. Long, with tar and juniper lingering through the finish." Wine Spectator - Rating (90)
Gilbert & Gaillard - GOLD
Pale, dainty nose, combining the floral notes, citrus with a touch of mint. In the mouth a concentrated wine, harmonious, candied flavors.
"A sleeper of the vintage, this is the best wine I have ever tasted from this property. A dense purple color is followed by abundant meaty, black currant, black cherry, licorice, underbrush, and forest floor characteristics. Full-bodied, powerful, rich, and silky-textured, it will provide plenty of pleasure over the next decade." Robert Parker - Rating (89-91)
Jancis Robinson - 17 Points
"Pale greenish straw. Vigorous, wake-up call that seems very Sauvignon in Graves idiom. Piercing aroma but lovely and fat on the palate. Mouth filling and much fresher than usual. Great stuff!"
"There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and flavorful. Dense and rich." Wine Spectator
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Wine Enthusiast ~ 91 Points
"Still young, with its dry tannins, this is a wine that has developed depth and concentration over the last 3-4 years. It has power, the berry fruits driving through the structure to give a layered, attractive, serious finish."
Wine Spectator ~ 92
"Seductive aromas of chamomile, lanolin and pear give way to tight but focused flavors of grapefruit, green almond and quinine in this vibrant white, which has a firm, lean character that persuades rather than imposes."
Neil Martin (erobertparker.com) ~ 90 Points
"A very ripe, sumptuous bouquet engendered with a sorbet-like character: orange/mango notes coming through .. The palate is better: soft, harmonious and approachable, clean and svelte on the finish with a touch of spice/ black cedar-infused fruits. Very fine, nice purity – this is a great showing."
Guide Hachette ~ 1 Star
"Acquired in 2002 by the Manoncourt family, owners of Figeac, this wine has an interesting blend with an important percentage of Cabernet Franc (35%) along with the merlot. The result is a balanced, classic wine, combining black fruit with toasty, soft on the attack, evolving more powerful, moving on a bed of fleshy tannins with final acce...
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 93 Points
"Very supple, meticulous, the wine develops aromatic, strong and spicy, toward a subtly liquoreuse finish. Amazingly aromatic persistence. The balance is in favor of sweetness. Very good."