Billing itself as the first |A?A?garage wine| from the appellation of Margaux, this comes from a property owned by Philippe Porcheron. The wine, made with meticulous care by the partnership of Muriel Andraud and Jean-Luc Thunevin, consistently performs well above its pedigree. Still youthful, exuberant and rich, this wine has a dense ruby/purple color and beautiful notes of violets, graphite and creme de cassis as well as some blueberry fruit. It is well-endowed, medium to full-bodied, and stunningly proportioned. This wine should continue to evolve and drink well for another 15 or more years.
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
Deep ruby color. Very rich, deep aromas of kirsch and chocolate liqueur. Superripe, sweet and concentrated, with surprising lift and energy to the plush, layered flavors of dark berries, fruity dark chocolate and leather. Finishes impressively long, with chewy, firm tannins and enticing sweet oak. A superb vintage for this Margaux. I am partial to this style.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2006
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
This is dark, with intense aromas of crushed blackberry, currant, tar and mineral. Full-bodied, with a superrich palate of ripe berry, raspberry tart and vanilla. Soft and caressing, with loads of fruit.
Author: James Suckling
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 14
Very intense, burnt, tarry, raisined fruit ? not at all Margaux! Very syrupy and thick ? almost painful. Very chewy. Scissors to cut a stream of it? Too sweet and then very tart and dry on the finish. Concentrated though only 15 per cent saign?e. (50 per cent in 2004!).