91-93 points Robert Parker: "A strong effort from Dr. Alain Raynaud, this vineyard was savaged by hail in May, thus cutting yields, which ultimately turned out to be a blessing in disguise given the humongous crop size that emerged from most vineyards in 2004. Yields were only 30 hectoliters per hectare, and Dr. Raynaud feels this may be the finest wine he has yet made, but I would be reluctant to concede that point. Certainly it is in a league with the brilliant 1998 and 2000. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a precise, elegant bouquet of black raspberries, currants, and white flowers with a striking chalky minerality in the background. Seamless, with sweet tannin, medium body, and impressive purity as well as texture, it should drink well in 2-4 years, and last for 15 or more." (04/05) According to the Wine Spectator: "Shows tobacco and berry aromas, with a green edge. Full-bodied, with silky tannins..." (03/05)
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