|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003|
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
|Score: 89/90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001|
Another top flight effort from this estate...outstanding concentration, purity and balance. This delicious 1999 will drink well young.
|Score: 90/92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000|
Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. One of my favourite ‘99s, this has a very lifted, well-defined nose that eschews the more opulent bouquet that Didier sometimes conjures. Blackberry, cedar, raspberry leaf, pencil shavings. The palate is medium-bodied, not quite as ebullient as the bottle in Bordeaux last year, but it has great vivacity and purity towards the finish. Sappy blackberry, boysenberry and strawberry with a touch of Asian spice. Excellent. Drink now-2025. Tasted June 2009.
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, July 2009|
Delicious red. Plenty of plum and blackberry character on the nose. Medium bodied with light silky tannins and a delicate, fruity finish. Best after 2003. 20000 cases made.
| ||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002|
|Score: 85/87||James Suckling, Wine Spectator|
Good inky/purple colour, ripe black fruits on the palate. Persistent and well-balanced.
|Score: 15.5||Farr Vintners, June 2000|
Dark, vigorous, peppery edges to ample summer pudding fruit.
| ||Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (6/2000), June 2000|
|Score: 16/25||Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (Jun 2000), June 2000|