Pretty earthy. Dark berries and flowers on the nose follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a bright and fresh finish. Lots of citrus fruit on the finish with dark fruits. Try in 2017.
93 points, James Suckling (Feb 2013)
The 2010 La Fleur du Bouard (80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is bottled unfined and unfiltered and hit 14.5% natural alcohol. The wine offers up notes of black raspberry and blueberry pie intermixed with incense, lead pencil shavings and plenty of underlying floral notes. Some background oak is also present. The wine is medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, voluptuously textured, rich, long and hedonistic and satisfying. Drink it over the next 10+ years. The other cuvee, a limited production wine, can be absolutely magnificent with some bottle age, as the 2000 is certainly proving to be.
92 points, Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate (Issue # 205 - Feb 2013)
Offers a density and lushness that belies the appellation, with a full, polished structure and deep plum, blackberry paste and steeped black cherry fruit flavors. The long, anise-filled finish is seamless and fully integrated. This has some amped-up weight for now, but the purity is clearly there. Best from 2014 through 2020.
91 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Mar 2013)