"93 Points- Wine Advocate. Dark purple-colored, it displays a splendid nose of wild flowers, spice box, incense, black cherry and plum. This leads to an elegant, medium-bodied rendition of Malbec with a velvety texture, superb depth and concentration, succulent flavors with notes of chocolate and black pepper making an appearance, and a pure, silky finish. While it will continue to blossom for several more years, it can be enjoyed now."
"93 Points- Wine Enthusiast. This rich Champagne has full apple and crisp citrus flavors that are filled out with toasty bottle age and great depth of flavor. It's mouth-filling and sophisticated. The oval (as distinct from round) bottle is a work of art."
"91 Points- Wine Spectator. This is an elegant Champagne, with a burgeoning sense of maturity as well as fresh acidity. Flavors of ripe pear are cut with a light touch of lemon while the overall texture is soft and on the sweet side of Brut."
"91 pts Robert Parker 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon,10% Cabernet Franc. Dense purple color as well as a sweet perfume of creme de cassis, cherry liqueur, licorice, spice box. With full body, sweet tannin, admirable purity, and brilliant harmony, this full-bodied effort can be enjoyed over the next decade."
"Offers cherry and blueberry character on the nose and palate, with a medium body, slightly austere tannins and a rather hollow center palate. Should come together for a satisfying bottle. Best from 2012 through 2017"
"92 pts Robert Parker A flamboyant display of smoky oak, buttered peach and caramelized pineapples and orange marmalade notes are impressive. On the palate, the wine exhibits a multi-dimensional, textured, full-bodied style with terrific fruit, depth, and some toasty oak in the background. This is a big, blockbuster style of Sauternes to drink over the next 20-25 years."
"92 pts - WA 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It is a strong wine with licorice and earthy black cherry and black currant flavors intermixed with some smoke, burning embers, and floral undertones. Deep, medium to full-bodied, rich, and surprisingly round, with silky tannins, this wine should drink well for the next 15 years."
"92 Pts. WS. Nicely packed with fig, plum and currant fruit, all pushed by dark coffee and graphite notes on the rich finish. This has really solid drive and purity, with more grip than most in this vintage. Equal parts Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2028."
"91-93 Robert Parker The dense ruby/purple- colored 2006 is a well-framed claret offering loads of black raspberry, cassis, and pain grille characteristics. Fleshy and rich, this medium-bodied wine should be at its finest between 2010-2020."
"95 Points- Wine Advocate. Possesses aromatics of beeswax and lanolin merging with honeyed fruit, dried quince and marzipan. The palate is medium-bodied, viscous, a dash of spice on the entry with very good weight in the mouth. There is still that lovely saltiness on the finish that leaves you begging for another sip - completing a long-term Yquem that is only just finishing its first couple of chapters. Tasted April 2016."