An absolutely stunning wine from the Janoueix family, this dense, full-bodied, wonderfully floral and blueberry/blackberry-scented wine shows some toasty vanillin, but then hits the palate with a full-bodied thunder and cascade of glycerin and fruit in its luscious personality. Captivating and seductive, thick, juicy, full-bodied and pure, this is a beautiful St.-Emilion fruit bomb to drink over the next 10-15 years.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)
The nose is a little taciturn at first but it develops nicely in the glass with pure dark cherries, blackcurrants and dark plum. Good definition. The palate is full-bodied with dense, slightly chewy tannins, good acidity and a touch of spiciness on the dense, “thick” finish. It will need some bottle age but it has good potential. Tasted April 2011.
– eRobertParker.com, May 2011
Very ripe and flattering, with loads of linzer torte, cassis and crushed cherry fruit, but well-supported by notes of cocoa, graphite and toasty spice. The finish is long and grippy. Very solid.
– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, Web Only 2011)
Bright ruby-red. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of blueberry, violet, cocoa powder and licorice. Seamless and thick but youthfully bound-up today thanks very good energy and underlying minerality. Pure, juicy, intense wine with firm tannins and excellent potential. I'd wait five years for more flesh and nuance. I may be underrating this. Jean-Philippe Janoueix is a rare owner/winemaker who has all five vowels in his last name. July 2013
Solid and structure with mineral and blueberry character. Long and silky. Intense and balanced. Confession of high quality here.
– jamessuckling.com, Apr 2011
Smoke, licorice, chocolate and black cherry notes make up the perfume. On the palate the wine is lush, forward and fleshy, ending with round, polished, sweet black fruits and cocoa. Tasted May 2013
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