88 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2012
(the only one of these 2010s that was in bottle by the time of my tasting): Good bright red. Deep aromas and flavors of black cherry, raspberry, menthol and licorice. Richer and larger-scaled than the Framboisiere, showing more depth and structure. Finishes with good length. This vineyard is actually located beneath Framboisiere but its soil is redder and richer in clay content.
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