International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88($30-$46) Deep ruby-red. High-toned aromas of black cherry, licorice and mint. Juicy and firm in the mouth, with intriguing flavors of black fruits, leather, licorice and pepper. Finishes with substantial tannins and good lift. Not simply a fruity style.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Dark-colored ruby. Aromas of plum, blackberry and spice. Almost meaty. Full- to medium-bodied, with silky tannins and plenty of chocolate, coffee and berry character. A little short. Needs time to mellow on the palate.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92Perhaps the biggest sleeper of the vintage, the amazing 2004 Clos les Lunelles (owned by Chantal and Gerard Perse) is made from 38-year-old Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) with a touch of Cabernet Franc included in the blend. This Cotes de Castillon vineyard receives the same treatment as Perse's other properties in St.-Emilion, including one or two deleafings (depending on the vintage conditions) as well as several crop-thinnings (yields were 20 hectoliters per hectare in 2004). The result is a dark ruby/purple-tinged wine boasting fabulous aromas of blackberries, cherries, pain grille, spring flowers, and forest floor. Textured, full-bodied, and fleshy, it tastes like a top classified growth rather than an obscure Cotes de Castillon.Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15Very bright, deep crimson. Concentrated bright fruit, almost raw fruit on the front palate, but severe, tough tannins on the finish. Much more ambitious than its Perse stablement Ch Ste Colombe.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 08/18/2005
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 207 bottles owned
- 25 collectors