($240) Bright pale yellow. Captivating aromas of orange, tangerine, apricot and nut oil, complicated by toasty oak and coconut. Silky-sweet and suave, with strong acidity but less obvious energy than the Quintessence. In a refined style but not particularly expressive today, with its fruit still in the deep background.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: September/October 2009
Burghound | Rating: 94
Moderate oak mingles with an expressive nose that features primarily notes of honeysuckle and fresh white peach aromas that marry into rich, full and very generous, even lush medium weight plus flavors brimming with palate staining dry extract, all wrapped in a dense yet precise and wonderfully long finish. This does not have the raw power and muscle and sheer persistence of the Corton-Charlemagne but this is a relatively powerful Bienvenues all the same.