Robert Parker 90
Tasted single blind at the Fine Wine Experience horizontal in London. This has a deep garnet colour, youthful in appearance whilst the nose has a touch of a oeNew Worlda Cabernet about it. A few more swirls and some lovely brambly fruit, blackberry, a little liquorices and wine gums. Quite generous. The palate is medium-bodied, quite sinewy and backward, ripe and generous, nice lift, extrovert but just lacking a little poise towards the mocha/cassis-driven finish. Perhaps this could do with a little more bottle age? I prefer the personality of the Pichon-Lalande, but this is still very fine. Drink now-2015. Tasted October 2008.
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015
Blackish crimson. Very classic, aromatic, Lafite nose. Delicate and dancing. Drying out, but definitely herbal. Light weight. Fading.