Full red. Musky aromas of briary dark fruits, cherry skin, graphite and chocolatey oak; less fruity than the Charmes. Sappy, rich and deep, with a chewy impression of extract to the cherry and mineral flavors. This is fruitier in the mouth than the nose suggests-and with more energy too. Despite its finishing lift, this is still youthfully imploded but its firmly tannic, edge-free finish suggests it will reward extended aging.
93+ points, Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar (Mar/Apr 2008)
Interestingly, there are distinct notes of torrefaction and mocha to the otherwise fresh and mineral suffused rich, full and quite ripe flavors that are almost too ripe for my personal taste yet deliver impressive volume and finishing power on the remarkably persistent finish. To be sure, this is a dramatic wine with quality raw materials but it's not for me.
90-92 points, Allen Meadows' Burghound (Jan 2007)