A backward style of wine with notes of honeyed pears, subtle citrus, candle wax, orange zest and lemon butter, this medium to full-bodied, rich wine has terrific acidity and a long, long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.
Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Much more restrained and subtle than the dry white from its new sister property Lespault-Martillac. Tense and long lived with great electricity. ÿStill very astringent and taut with some exotic aromas on the nose and then a certain green grassiness on the palate. ÿStill extremely youthful. May well last longer than I suggest. Tasted both open and blind.ÿ
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Very pure, lacking the obvious punch of the vintage, with a floral note leading the way for a core of verbena, yellow apple, melon rind and green plum notes. The long, stone-tinged finish features finely beaded acidity.