92 points Robert Parker: "Now owned by an American syndicate, this hillside property, not far from Angelus, has been completely renovated, and the quality has risen with each new vintage. The finest wine I’ve tasted over the last three decades is their 2005, which exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet nose of black currant and cherry jam intermixed with licorice, smoke, espresso roast, and scorched earth. Full-bodied with impressive concentration, a beautiful texture, and a long, 40+ second finish, this superb wine is unquestionably a sleeper of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030." (04/08) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Very dark in color, with beautiful aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and raspberry that follow through to a full body, with soft, round tannins, a supervelvety texture and a long, flavorful finish. Best after 2012." (03/08) Five Stars, Outstanding, from Decanter: "Very nice extracted fruit with ripe fruit concentration and elegance. Good length and good sappy vineyard fruit. Less dominated by oak than others." And from Jancis Robinson: "This seems to have everything necessary for a long pretty glorious life. Neither aggressively modern nor, certainly, traditional. Nice fresh positive finish. Not heavy but really rewarding. Very long even if not massive."
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