Tasted single blind at Southwold. This does not quite have the same lift on the nose as the Les Forts or Carruades but with aeration I am certain it would have offered more. Aromas of macerated black cherries, boysenberry and a touch of graphite but always remaining tight. The palate has good depth, nice grip but not over-bearing. There is certainly a lot of unresolved new oak here and this certainly needs time with a slightly furry finish with notes of cedar and blackberry with just a touch of tar. Brooding intensity - one for the cellar (perhaps akin to the '90?) Drink 2015-2030+. Tasted January 2009. Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Perfect moment for this wine - elegant and long - love it
Perfect moment for this wine - elegant and long - love it9.3
Barry Wiss, CWE, CSS
Still one of my favorite 2nd growths
Still one of my favorite 2nd growths9.7
Brett bomb, very muddled too.
Brett bomb, very muddled too.8.0