92pts James Suckling
A wine with a pretty balance of spices, blackberry, mint, and ripe fruit follow through to a full body, fine tannins and a spicy, chocolate and walnut character. Pretty balance of fruit and tannins.
90pts Wine Spectator
Solid, if a bit chunky in feel, with a slightly squared-off charcoal and ganache frame surrounding a core of dark plum, black currant and licorice root. Shows more austerity than flesh, but displays outstanding length and cut. This has added lots of grip in elevage. For fans of the taut style. Best from 2016 through 2026.
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
It is good to see this well-situated estate in St.-Estephe get back on track. The 2010 has loads of beef blood, charcuterie and smoked game along with black currant fruit. Some underlying graphite notes are also present in this full-bodied, meaty, fleshy wine, which has outstanding concentration and the potential to last for 15 or more years. It is a major sleeper of the vintage.
A deep ruby red hue and a delicious nose of red and black berry fruit, together with attractive whiffs of spice. The combination of freshness and dense tannins on the palate give one an idea of its potential over the coming years.