Robert Parker 94+ points. "2008: Another top-notch effort, the 2008 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. It reached 14% natural alcohol, no doubt because of the extremely late harvest. A deep purple color is accompanied by massive notes of blackberries, incense, fruitcake, camphor and toasty oak intermixed with a crushed chalk-like minerality (a hallmark of this vineyard). The wine has softened considerably in bottle, and while it seems more structured than the 2010, it reveals a degree of accessibility. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035."
Jancis Robinson 17 points. "90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Dark and inky. Black core. Rich, dark, intense and spicy. Very slightly raisined but not porty. Powerful, dense, full-blooded Merlot. Firm grip but in balance with the fruit weight. A way to go. (JH)"