($150) Medium red. Highly perfumed aromas of red cherry, raspberry, strawberry, rose petal, loam and smoky, spicy oak. Juicy, minerally and precise; tightly wound and youthful for the vintage, with an intriguing saline suggestion of soil. Finishes firmly tannic, subtle and long. (Vineyard Brands, Birmingham, AL)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2003
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18
Best 2000 red burgs i've had in a while - fabulous nose of cherries and some chocolate (?). Very stylish, and by no means a blockbuster. Use big glasses to get the most out of it. No hurry to drink up.
Author: Jancis Robinson
The complexity here is very impressive and the concentration is easily the best of any wine in the line up. The flavors are fairly supple, even forward with good sap buffering the tannins and the wine is notably long. The class and breed are immediately evident and while this will never be a heavyweight, its grand cru heritage is not in doubt. I suspect this will age better than its present structure suggests.