93/100 Greg Sherwood MW: "The 2016 vintage is one of the greatest vintages in Bordeaux in 2 or 3 decades. With a little air, this wine starts to unwind and reveal a great aromatic presence with lifted layers of sweet violets and purple lavender perfume. The palate is rich, linear and super classical with an initially taut, powerful structure which relents with around 30 minutes of air to reveal a most suave, polished graphite mineral complexity with incredibly fine grained tannins, sleek fresh acids and a wonderful overall harmony. Grace and power for sure. The sweet black and blueberry fruits are opulent and fleshy yet held in perfect posture by the wine’s crisp acids and regal structure. A really beautiful expression of classical, mineral laden Listrac. Drink from 2021 to 2030+"
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The nose is very rich in black fruit aromas, with delicate notes of toasted bread and roasted coffee. Well-balanced and ample on the palate. The tannic structure is silky and velvety.
60 % Merlot, 35 % Cabernet Sauvignon et 5 % Petit Verdot.
Ageing in oak barrels, for 12 months (60 % new), fining with egg white.