Wine Spectator | Rating: 91A solid wine, with berry, cherry, mineral and floral character. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a medium finish. Gorgeous Margaux from a |garage| in the region.Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Opaque dark ruby. Sappy, liqueur-like aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, rose petal and mint. Impressive richness and sappy sweetness in the mouth; lush and dense but enlivened by a floral aspect. Quite concentrated and long, with the big, rich tannins coating the entire palate. This may not quite match the '99, because the cabernet sauvignon in '99 was nobler and more powerfully structured, but this will give pleasure earlier.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2001
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Truly superb, this blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot has a saturated purple color and a gorgeous nose of blackberry liqueur intermixed with charcoal, violets, and subtle new oak. Elegant yet powerful and full-bodied, with great flavor precision and purity, this splendid effort manages to combine the appellation's delicacy with impressive levels of concentration and power.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 92Author: taipanli
Self | Rating: 89A garagiste that hails from the left bank rather than the right. Perhaps its unusual heritage is what the owner believes justifies the wine?s price. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, the wine shows excellent deep dark color. Mint and slightly funky oak dominate the wine?s aromatics. A little thin in the mouth with medium tannins.Drink Dates: 2008-2015Author: Daniel B
Self | Rating: 93Passed drinking dateAuthor: coffeemuse
White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 130 bottles owned
- 28 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 28 collectors)