October 12, 2019 - Excellent. A mi chemin entre le primaire et le tertiaire, un bel équilibre.
September 22, 2019 - At the height of its evolution: Soft, delicate tannins, aromas of fruits, flowers, cherries, blackcurrent, soft but pronounced tertiary aromas. In the mouth pleasant, powerful but very elegant. I believe it has reached its peak, it should not be saved any longer.
September 8, 2019 - The cork was solid but "stuck" so I removed it very carefully. The bottle was double decanted. The wine was smooth, balanced, and enjoyable. This vintage is mature and drinking well now and I see no reason to hold longer.
September 1, 2019 - From 75cl, perfect cork. Gorgeous Médoc blackcurrant and cedar leap out of the bottle on uncorking. The first taste was the best, with bright fruit and understated Pauillac typicity. I thought this wine deteriorated (grew harder/less supple, closed down) in 2 hours after opening. Don't even think of decanting. Drink up in next 2-3 years? 90P as P+P
July 28, 2019 - 4th of 12, decanted an hour, perfect cork and level, definite step up since last bottle in June 18, muddy flavours diminished in favour of pure cassis fruit with attractive secondaries just starting to develop, early maturity on nose, not quite ready on palate where unresolved tannins slightly intrusive. VGI (17).
June 7, 2019 - A bit disappointed. Red fruits and black fruits intermixed, with hint of tea flavour. A bit acidic, tannic. Not impressive, due to not a good year? I will go for Pontet Canet with less money but more enjoyable.
May 11, 2019 - This bottle was double decanted. The cork was in poor shape and the was a fair amount of sediment. The wine opened up very nicely and was enjoyable. What was left was very nice on day two. I think its time to be drinking this vintage and easy as she goes on removing the cork.
May 3, 2019 - 8th bottle from a case bought en primeur. A pleasant light nose of undergrowth at first, giving way to cedar and blackcurrant. Blackcurrant and graphite on the palate. Lovely soft tannins and very good length. This wine peaked two years ago and the body is just starting to wane, however the tannins are very soft so overall it's still in balance and will be drinking really well for another few years at least. Great wine for an average vintage.
March 30, 2019 - Still quite primary, though with fully resolved tannins. Quite pleasant if a bit foursquare at the moment.
February 21, 2019 - This needs a couple of hours in the decanter, and is firmly in its drinking window. I do not feel this is going to improve with time, but it should stay at this level for a few years. The nose is plum, blackcurrant, leather, and tobacco, and the balance on the palate is decent. It is somewhat simplistic on the mouth, and the finish is a little bitter. It is an enjoyable wine but certainly not a highlight from the estate.