92+ Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2003
($231) Almost mute on the nose. Then minerally, cool and firm-edged in the mouth, with a penetrating quality verging on painful. But this tightly wound grand cru, elegant for the vintage, is also quite perfumed and delicate in the middle palate, especially following the more massive Batard. This may actually come into harmony before the Batard.
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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