"This wine is medium gold in color, with a flamboyant, buttery, intensely intoxicating nose of smoked tropical fruits, especially pineapple, melted caramel, and honeyed orange. Unctuously textured, with superb, full-bodied richness, good underlying acidity, and a stunning finish" Robert Parker
"An intense nose, with vanilla, lemon cream, apple tart and honey. Full-bodied, very sweet and powerful, with a fabulous finish. So generous, with layers of delicious, sweet fruit." Wine Spectator
Decanter ~ 16.5 Points
"Good vigourous Cabernet fruit, ripeness and length, good future."
Wine Spectator ~ 94 Points
"Almost as excellent as the 2003. There's intense botrytis spice on the nose, with lemon peel and dried pineapple. Full-bodied, superspicy and intense. Extremely racy. A beautiful wine."
Neil Martin (eRobertParker) ~ 90 Points
"Tasted at Chateau Ausone. Alain Vauthier’s “entry-level” Saint Emilion had a “curled up” nose of raspberry coulis, spice, sweet ‘n sour and plum. The palate has a slightly brusque entry with chalky tannins, but it calms down towards its more elegant finish."
Wine Enthusiast ~ 93 Points
"Great, fresh swathes of Sauvignon Blanc give a delicious herbaceous character to go with the fresh fruits. Good green character, with a light spice from new wood."
Decanter ~ 19 Points
"A wine marked by its purity, freshness and honeyed, unctuous flavour as well as searing freshness and length. It has the breed of a great wine."
Neil Martin (e-RobertParker.com) ~ 90-92 Points
"A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc the Lacoste-Borie displays light briary and blackberry fruit on the nose, just a hint of cold black tea and truffle. Fine definition. The palate is quite supple on the entry, that Merlot adding a pleasant fleshiness to counter the precise Cab...
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar ~ 94 Points
Penetrating and perfumed in the mouth, with terrific cut and energy to its mineral-driven stone and citrus fruit flavors. (..). Wonderfully balanced, deep, very long wine with terrific finishing grip and aromatic clarity.
Robert Parker ~ 90 Points
"Sociando Mallet’s big, extracted, rich, classic 2004 boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as aromas of charcoal, wet stones, cold steel, and abundant black currant and cassis fruit."
Robert Parker ~ 90 Points
" the 2005 Potensac has a deep ruby/purple color, a classic bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, as well as gorgeous texture and purity. Medium-bodied and concentrated, this wine behaves like a Medoc cru classe. Very impressive!"