($240) Ripe, musky nose hints at truffle and white flowers, with the fruit currently in the background. Then opulent but imploded in the mouth, with lemon and peach flavors shut down by strong mineral grip on the back. This wine offers terrific depth of flavor but shows almost painful acidity today. Best on the mounting finish, which saturates the palate with a whiplash of flavor. This too needs at least a decade in the cellar. If the Perrieres will make a perfect accompaniment to a classic grilled fish dish, this one should pair well with lobster or volaille a la creme
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: September/October 2009
Burghound | Rating: 94
This too is reduced and leesy with rich, full and powerful big-bodied flavors that, like many examples of Bƒtard in 2007, are quite finely detailed and beautifully focused and while there is certainly plenty of weight and volume, this is a Bƒtard of finesse and understatement though to be sure, there is no lack of intensity.