jamessuckling.com, 95 points, "Lots currants, blueberries, vanilla and floral character on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Edgy contrast of acidity, ripe fruit and wood. Stylish, savory and delicious. A blend of...
jamessuckling.com, 96 points, "Lots of candied-orange, dark-fruit and dried-flower character on the nose. Full body with soft, silky tannins and a chewy finish. Funky and intense. Lots of smoked-meat, berry and dark-chocolate character. Very rich and...
Reddish purple in color, this wine is bursting with rich aromas of black fruit and spice on the nose. Medium bodied with sweet blackberry, plum and black cherry flavors, this wine is full of character.
Pale gold color. The typical full, fruity, soft character of the chardonnay and the aromatic notes of the wood are evident on the nose. A round wine, with well defined Mediterranean scents, full-bodied and satisfying with a long and lingering finish.
jamessuckling.com, 96 points, "This is Lafite. Prune and spices, with a cedar and wet tobacco character on the nose. Even tea. Full and rich with a dark China tea and cedar character. Just a hint of chocolate. Opens in the glass like a genie. Amazing."
Wine Spectator, 90 points, "Always a really good bottle of claret, this is slightly better than I remember, with lots of concentrated fruit and chocolate character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish."
Wine Spectator, 91 points, "Very fresh blackberry, mint and cassis bush character on the nose. Full-bodied and firm, with silky tannins and a medium berry aftertaste. One of the best wines ever made here.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2002. JS"
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, 95 points, "Bright, full medium red. Knockout nose shows an almost candied character to the aromas of strawberry, cherry, dark berries, lavender, menthol and Indian spices. Dense, suave and juicy, with a distinctly silky texture...
jamessuckling.com, 92 points, "I like the intensity of licorice, tar and graphite on the nose, not to mention the blackberry character. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Racy. Drink in 2017."
Wine Spectator, 94 points, "Shows blackberries and dried flowers on the nose. Full-bodied with lots of ripe berry and cream character. Rich and flavorful. Long and beautiful. It's layered and velvety. Seductive. Drink now. 5610 cases made. -JS"
jamessuckling.com, 95 points, "The nose of violets and berries jumps out. Full and juicy, with beautiful fruit and character. Round and soft. Tastes like a fabulous Musigny. Forest floor, dark truffles and ripe fruits. Best in 2013."
jamessuckling.com, 95 points, "Lots of flowers, stem and berry character on the nose. Its full body, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Big and powerful for the vintage. Needs at least five years of bottle age. Try in 2019."