($41-$61) Dark red. Superripe, sappy aromas of raspberry liqueur, coffee and smoky oak. An attractive, pliant midweight, with raspberry, plum, truffle and oak flavors nicely framed by juicy acids. A seductive, nicely balanced wine with good backbone for aging. Finishes with sweet tannins.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2004
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
A big, fruity, rich St.-Emilion with surprising elegance for its flamboyant personality, this blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Caberent Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, exhibits copious quantities of dried herbs intermixed with new saddle leather, black currants, cherries, smoke, and licorice. Medium-bodied, with good purity, low acidity, and ripe tannin.
Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 13
Corked. Dark crimson. Overripe notes on the nose - how did they manage that? Sour, out of balance. Completely.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
Impressive aromas of blackberries and toasted oak. Full-bodied, with lovely rich fruit and refined tannins. Long and caressing. Give it time to come together. I actually like it better than the 2000. This family-owned estate does very good things.