A brilliant effort for the vintage, this muscular, dense purple-colored, powerful, rich 2008 offers notes of graphite, truffles, black cherries and blackberries along with moderately high tannins, full-bodied richness, impressive purity and a multidimensional mouthfeel. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the next two decades. It should prove to be one of the longer lived wines of the vintage.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Blackberry and currant flavors are coddled by toast and chocolate in this plush, rich red, which is generous on the palate, yet has plenty of well-integrated tannins for support. Spice, cocoa and ganache accents add interest to the long, clean finish.
Author: Thomas Matthews
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Mid crimson. A very slight note of rawness on the nose? Enormous colour and ambition and on the palate it's glorious - smooth as satin and with lovely balance and energy. One of the more transparent JP Moueix wines.