Vinous – 89-91
(from Clos du Roi and the grand cru portion of Les Paulands, plus a bit of Perrières): Bright, full red. Sexy carnal scents of plum, red cherry and spices. Then quite dry and uncompromising on the palate, showing more soil than primary fruit today. In a rather strict style and tough going at present. Finishes with substantial, slightly drying tannins.