Medium-deep red. Plummier and richer on the nose than the Suchots but with excellent lift to the aromas of black raspberry, spices and violet. Deeply pitched, rich and plump, conveying an impression of brooding power but quite dry and restrained today, perhaps a bit dominated in the early going by its mineral element. Finishes with firm, slowly building tannins and lovely breadth and depth. A repeating violet quality adds lift.
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com - 92-93 Points