From a mixture of sand, gravel, and clay soils, this unheralded terroir produces wines well-above its pedigree thanks to the extraordinary efforts of proprietors Chantal and Gerard Perse. The wines are given a 4- to 5-week maceration in both stainless steel and oak, and are aged sur-lie in new oak. The dark ruby/purple-colored 2003 offers up notes of smoky meats, melted licorice, jammy black cherries, spice box, earth, and cedar. This plump, fleshy, sexy, unfined, unfiltered wine represents a classic... Robert Parker
Stinky big rusty nose, big dry violety finish.
Stinky big rusty nose, big dry violety finish.9.1
Funky and great.
Funky and great.9.3
Had nice elements, but was too harsh. Still could use mellowing and depth.
Had nice elements, but was too harsh. Still could use mellowing and depth.8.7