($49) Good full ruby-red. Ripe, extroverted nose combines roasted plum, boysenberry, mocha, game, smoke and truffle. Sweet, supple and consistent, with plum and currant flavors nicely shaped by juicy, harmonious acidity. Finishes with big, dusty tannins and moderate length.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2003
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
Among the finest Cantenac-Browns of the last three decades, the saturated purple-colored 2000 is a sleeper of the vintage. Loaded with chocolatey black currants intermixed with sweet earth, cedar, and spice box, it exhibits medium to full body, surprisingly ripe tannin for a wine from this estate, a multi-layered texture as well as mid-palate, and a finish that lasts 25-30 seconds.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Fascinating aromas of chocolate, meat and ripe berry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long, delicious finish. A beauty here. Best wine ever from this property.
Author: James Suckling
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Mid crimson. A thick, solid, rather simple nose. Some Margaux lift. Very respectable, but not very subtle. Stolid. Some rough edges.