Bright ruby-red. Aromatic, nuanced nose dominated by black raspberry and chocolate. Silky and sweet, with flavors of raspberry, coffee, minerals and chocolatey oak. Finishes with rather lush tannins and very good length. Nicely pliant for Fronsac and for the year.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2004
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
Made by dedicated proprietor Jean-Noel Herve, this superb offering is a sleeper of the vintage. It exhibits a dark ruby/purple color in addition to a fragrant perfume of blackberries, cherries, smoke, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied with superb purity as well as fruit, moderately high tannin, and admirable persistence, this wine is well above its pedigree.
Drink Dates: 2008-2019
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
Thick and rich, with jam and tart character. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins and a jammy finish.