92-94 points Wine Spectator: "This is very solid, with currants, minerals and berries on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Lots of licorice and cassis. Tight. Always excellent in top vintages." (03/06)
89-91 points Robert Parker: "As usual, this estate’s second wine, the 2005 Clos du Marquis, is top-flight. Possessing more alcohol than the grand vin (13.45%), it offers gorgeous purity, plenty of red and black fruits, and a style similar to its more famous sibling. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035." (04/06)
Blend: 50% cabernet sauvignon, 37% merlot, 11% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.