Le Guide Hachette des Vins

“Coup de Couer” (Supreme Award for Pomerol wines): “Small vineyard planted exclusively in Merlot on a crasse ferruginous soil in the Toulifaut area. The 1998 vintage of this wine received two stars in our previous guide. The 1999 vintage is even better and it receives the “Coup de Couer” (Supreme Award). Our taster was impressed by its outstanding concentration, its Bordeaux color, its young, ripe liquorice flavor, its sweetness, and its hint of truffles. The wine is mouthwatering, sensual, and structured with spicy tannins. A superb Pomerol to keep. In five to fifteen years, it will be a gastronomic classic.”


“Wine of the Month” for July 2001: “100% Merlot grown on the southern slopes of Pomerol. This stood out in the tasting thanks to its very ripe black cherry fruit with creamy oak and a touch of caramel. Very deep and rich nose. High acidity and firm tannins on a complex fruit base with delicious sweetness. This will last for some time….”


“That very expensive French terroir has produced yet another classic that is worth every penny. An intensely ripe dense black cherry fruit and creamy oak with some cedarwood and a touch of caramel on the nose. Ripe dry and youthful wine with lovely sweetness, complexity, good crisp acidity and firm tannins. Delicious.”


“The next Le Pin.”


“I like the nut, chocolate and berry character. Medium body, with delicate silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish.”


“Deep, dark, intense and stylish nose with good weight. Almost opaque. Toasty, bisquity concentration on mid palate. Liquorice, dark core of fruit, firmly structured. Blackburry fruit and heady spice, but well managed, finely textured tannins.”

Revue des Vins de France

“A very nice bottle which is both powerful and delicate at the same time. The wine is very long in the mouth with elegant and delicate tannins, which give a very delicate style. The finish is rich, long and very intense. Here we have a wine that is gushing with vigor. A tasting revelation.”