Begin Your Search
WineAccess Travel Log
Read stories from the world's greatest wine trails.
More About This Wine
Other Wines from this Producer and Vintage
95(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011
(bottled in March): Greenish yellow. Musky aromas of clove, pineapple and smoky, vanillin oak. Large-scaled, rich and sweet if youthfully closed; with so much baby fat today, the middle palate comes across as less chiseled than that of the Perrieres, which is sexier today. Turns a bit leaner on the end, finishing with terrific grip and tension. This will require considerable patience so that it can find its balance in the bottle. Lafon still ages this wine in all new oak (the Perrieres gets 40% to 50%) but told me he may cut back the percentage of new barrels soon.