Spicy and meaty with cedar on the nose. Very seamless and rich. Long from start to finish, with dried fruits. Lovely tertiary character that turns to leafiness. Beautiful. The 2010 is an excellent vintage for Merlot and excelled on the Right Bank. This American-owned Fronsac estate made serious wine at an excellent price.
93 points, James Suckling (Jul 2013)
This takes a modern approach, with a noticeable dose of dark, roasted espresso and chocolate up front, but remains grounded in the appellation's textbook racy chalk and charcoal profile. The core of lush fig, plum and blackberry fruit sits in reserve, and the finish is polished and long. Impressive. Best from 2015 through 2025. 6,000 cases made.
92 points, Wine Spectator (Mar 2013)
Always one of the ripest and most hedonistic of the Fronsacs, this wine again delivers the goods. Dense ruby/purple, with loads of black currant and licorice-infused black raspberry fruit, this wine has stunning density, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and impressive purity, texture and length. The high Merlot content always seems to ensure a wine that has accessibility young, but also has the potential to easily last for a decade or more. This is once again a major sleeper of the vintage.
91 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 205 - Feb 2013)