"This is an equal-part blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Good, dense fruit as well as some toasty new oak and spice jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-colored wine. Approachable and showing well, this 2005 is medium to full-bodied, ripe and very well-made. Drink it over the next 10-15 years."
Robert Parker 87 Punkte
"Loads of oak intermixed with plenty of black currant fruit, licorice, and incense jump from the glass of this flashy, rather ostentatiously styled Bordeaux. It is medium-bodied and spicy, with plenty of body, fruit, and depth. Drink it over the next decade."
Robert Parker 88 Punkte
"Space limitations did not allow complete tasting notes for this Cru Bourgeois, but 2005 is the finest vintage for these wines since 1982. The range of scores for these wines should give readers an idea of just how consistent this vintage is at this level. Given the style of the vintage, most of these wines should be accessible young yet evolve for a decade or more because of their concentration and tannic structure."
Robert Parker 85-87 Punkte