"92pts- RP The NV Brut Empreinte emerges from the glass with beautifully delineated fruit, great body and terrific overall balance. Sweet red berries, flowers and mint are some of the nuances that are woven into a rich fabric of notable class. The Empreinte shows striking depth and purity. 76% Pinot Noir, 14% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier, allo from the 2006 vintage."
"NYR Rich, smoky aromas of fig, toast and crufffdme brulufffde combined with the sweet straw of the Sauvignon Blanc. This is a powerhouse white wine that is youthful and complex. Pear, straw, honeydew melons and citrus peel flavors expand in the mouth. Silky, creamy textures add to the personality of the wine."
"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 @ $90. 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. It could age a few more years, so drink now and until 2019."
"94 to 96 pts. Robert Parker The refuge of the Lur Saluces family after selling their beloved Yquem, this is an Yquemlike wine that sells for a fraction of the price fetched for the most famous wine of the region. Rich, honeyed citrus along with creme brulee, vanillin, sweet caramelized pineapple and citrus notes are followed by a wine with an unctuously thick, viscous, full bodied mouthfeel, but with good enough acidity to balance out the wines enormous weight, richness, and concentration. This should be a 30+ year wine."
"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"
"95 Points- Wine Spectator. This is really attention-getting, with a seamless toasted coconut note weaving through lush tarte tartine, creamed apricot and heather flavors. As exotic as the flavors are, they are tightly focused and framed by a mouthwatering date note, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2030."
"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."