Wine Advocate # 182. Apr 2009. Reviewer : Robert Parker. Yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, and a harvest that lasted from October 17 to 21 produced a final blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. The result is an inky/purple wine displaying a backward, but stunning bouquet of red and black fruits, spring flowers, spicy oak, and hints of graphite and crushed rocks. Possessing enormous concentration, it is massive on the attack and mid-palate, but the vintage's crisp, cool acids give it uplift, vibrancy, and an unusual precision. Full-bodied and long, it should age effortlessly for 10-20 years. Drink: 2009 - 2029.