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95-98 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2010
(53% cabernet franc and 47% merlot) Medium-deep ruby. The complex, captivating nose shows a prominent cabernet franc presence, with enticing aromas of strawberry, violet, cocoa, minerals and white pepper. Enters broad, luscious and fresh, displaying well-delineated flavors of sweet redcurrant and strawberry complemented by a note of spicy red cherry reduction sauce and more white pepper. Boasts an amazingly rich and tactile mouth feel and comes across as far smoother than the estate's second wine Pensees de Lafleur, which showed quite a bit of tannins for its fruit. Finishes with palate-staining persistence and great purity and precision. One of the masterpieces of the vintage. I also tasted in this cellar in December, and the uncanny quality of the cabernet franc was already apparent.