Vines planted in 1964 - 1.87ha, 50+ year old vines located in the lower section of the Clos.
18/20 points! Intense, oaky cherry nose, perfumed. Broad and full-bodied, with fine acidity and tannins, very concentrated. Spicy, complex, and long. Stephen Brook, World of Fine Wine, Issue #47.
92-95 points! A relatively expressive nose proposes a well-layered mix of plum, essence of cherry and pungent earth scents. The textured, concentrated and powerful large-scaled flavors possess remarkable density on the mid-palate thanks to the abundant dry extract that buffers the very firm tannic spine and slightly softens the austere and serious but not hard finale. As good as the 1ers in the range are, there is simply another dimension of depth present here. In sum this is terrific but patience will definitely be required. burghound.com
18/20 points! Dark crimson... glorious on the nose. Rich (and that is not a common descriptor in 2013). Pretty firmly structured but with lots of interesting flesh within the framework. jancisrobinson.com (JR)
92-94 points! Medium-deep red. Lovely lift and nuance to the aromas of cherry, musky underbrush and dried flowers. Juicy, bright and sharply delineated, offering complex if youthfully unevolved flavors of cherry, flowers ... serious palate-saturating tannins. This highly soil-inflected wine will require patience.Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com