jamessuckling.com, 94 points: Just coming around now, the 2006 shows beautiful meat, forest floor, tobacco and berry character. It's medium to full-bodied. Savory finish. Drink now or hold.
jamessuckling.com, 95 points: Wow. Wonderfully aromatic nose of currants, blackberries and lilacs. Full body but refined and beautiful. The quality of the tannins is exception. So fine. Lovely austerity and tension on the finish. Better in 2016.
Wine Spectator, 93 points: Leafy, meaty and fruity. Very typical Pessac nose. Full-bodied, with very soft and round tannins. Very fruity, with loads of berry and coffee character. Long and intense. Has a long life ahead of it. Generous wine. Tasted...
Wine Enthusiast, 95 points: This wine is structured with impressively
ripe fruit. Black-plum juice and blackberries are
balanced with a strong tannic content that gives
the wine backbone and structure. It has weight, although
with its already...
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: Dense powerful wine that impresses both with its rich fruit and its balanced tannins. The whole wine is finely integrated black berry flavors shot through with acidity and touches of wood. Certainly a wine for aging. R.V.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 points: A stunningly rich nose of melons honeysuckle pineapple and orange rind are followed by a fresh well-proportioned medium to full-bodied dry white Graves to drink over the next decade or more.
Wine Spectator, 90 points: Aromas of blackberry, tobacco and black licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with lots of ripe fruit and a chewy, slightly hot finish. Big, muscular wine. Needs time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best...
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, 93 points: Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. This bottle is showing less bravura than the one at the La Mission vertical last May. It has a relative, light leafy bouquet with dried herbs, a touch of singed leather...
Wine Enthusiast, 96 points: (WE94-96 points) An impressively silky wine. Dry yet intensely fruity the palate shows big fruit smooth tannins and a perfumed character. - R.V.
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, 93 points: (ST91-93 points) Very good full color. More discreet, brooding aromas of black cherry, leather and smoke, plus a faint burnt quality that characterizes this wine in the riper years. Lovely intensity and purity of fruit in...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, 91 points: Bright medium ruby-red. Very expressive aromas of plum tobacco smoked meat and sexy oak. Broad sweet and sexy with a vein of acidity giving the wine clarity and a note of woodsmoke contributing early appeal. Finishes long...
jamessuckling.com, 91 points: This is 70% Sauvignon Blanc and shows bright and wonderful aromas of peach and lemons Full and bright with a clean finish.
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