From a 30-acre property next to Château Chasse-Spleen, this 2010 is solid, dark and rich, typical of the vintage. There is a veneer of smooth new wood that opens to reveal firm, solid tannins. This is big, structured and ready for long-term aging.
93 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Feb 2013)
A stunning sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot from the Onclin family is a homerun. It got a big “Wow” from me, given its blueberry and blackberry fruit, hints of camphor and charcoal, superb texture, full-bodied mouth-feel and stunningly long finish. A major over-achiever in 2010, this wine should drink well for 15 or more years.
92 points, Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate (Issue # 205 - Feb 2013)
Super aromas of this group with dark currants and sweet tobacco. Some vanilla bean. Full body, chewy and tannic. Serious back bone and structure. Better in 2015.
92 points, James Suckling (Jul 2014)