"Former soccer star Eric Prissette has sold this estate. In three different looks at this wine, two of them left me shaking my head, and only the third one showed some potential. The final blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc topped out at 14.2% natural alcohol, and the yields were very modest at 28 hectoliters per hectare. The brilliant Stephane Derenoncourt oversees the wine. In two tastings, it was herbal and lacking the power, concentration, and intensity one had come to expect under the former administration of Eric Prissette.The other tasting was impressive. Judgment reserved. (Tasted three times, inconsistent notes.)"
Robert Parker 87-90 Punkte
Quelle: "The Wine Advocate" issue 188
"This sample is a little reductive on the nose. Opens up a little with black cherry, cafe au lait, toasty oak and just a touch of brine. The palate has a sweet, slightly confected entry, candied red fruits, nicely balanced towards the finish with hints of orange zest and Clementine. This is very modern in style, but I like the purity and depth, plus the finish is not as cloying as other Saint Emilion 09 samples. Tasted March 2010."
Neal Martin 89-91 Punkte
Quelle: "Wine Journal", www.eRobertParker.com