"92 Points - Robert Parker. Deep ruby/purple, with wonderfully sweet, earthy, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit jumping from the glass, it is broad, opulent, beautifully textured and juicy. This is a sexy, lush, heady Pomerol to drink now and over the next 15 or more years. Full, long and impressive, there is no reason to defer your gratification with this beauty."
"92 Robert Parker An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a sumptuous bouquet of violets, melted licorice, creosote, black cherries, blackberries, and espresso. Boasting super intensity, huge, full-bodied opulence and power, and plenty of sweet tannin and glycerin. 2014 to 2030."
"92 Points- Wine Enthusiast. A wine with plenty of weight, fruit and balanced tannins. It shows a smoky character from the toasty wood, followed by broad berry fruits and sweetness. The ripe fruit flows naturally from the tannins, both offering aging potential."
"93 pts Robert Parker This limited-production, 100% Merlot cuvee is a beauty. Sweet, almost caramelized black cherry fruit and dark mountain berries intermixed with forest floor and a touch of subtle oak characterize this full-bodied, rich, concentrated, superb Pomerol that should hit its stride in 3-4 years and last for two decades. Unfortunately, the production is only about 1,500 cases."
"Plum, red and black currants, soy, earth, and oak aromas jump from the glass of this dark ruby/plum-colored wine. Low acidity, light tannin, and medium body are pleasant as well as well-balanced. Drink it over the next decade."
"93 Points- Wine Spectator. This has lovely energy, with the vintage's up-front briary feel pulling the flavors of plum sauce, blackberry coulis and cherry preserves along while anise, apple wood and fruitcake notes fill in behind them. Offers a solid, juicy feel through the finish, revealing floral and incense hints in reserve. Rock-solid. Best from 2018-2028"
"91 Points- Wine Advocate. A blend of 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a sweet nose of graphite, charcoal, black currant and black cherry fruit. It has an attractive, subtle smokiness, nicely restrained new oak, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and outstanding concentration and length. Should be at is best between 2012 and 2025."
"93+ Points- Wine Advocate. Represents the epitome of elegance and minerality. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet red and black fruits intermixed with notes of spring flowers and crushed rocks, a layered mouthfeel, superb nobility and remarkable intensity offered in a finesse-filled format."
"96 Points- Robert Parker. Dense purple, with a near-liqueur of crushed rocks and chalk intermixed with blueberry, black raspberry and cassis, this wine is very full-bodied for a Belair, with ethereal complexity and impressive texture and length. Forget this baby for 7-8 years and then look for it to evolve over three decades-plus."
"94 Points - Wine Advocate Very little wine is produced (about 400 cases) from this tiny 5-acre vineyard. The inky/purple-colored 2007 offers sweet cassis fruit notes interwoven with notions of graphite, chalk dust, and toast. Full-bodied with terrific purity and intensity (14.5% alcohol), it should drink well for 20+ years."