From St. Emilion, this property has a strong pedigree albeit from a lackluster vintage. 90% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc, this wine is smooth, balanced and ‘classic’ in style. It is not a powerful wine, but rather an elegant offering. The nose offers nice fruit, the initial attack is somewhat subdued. The mid-palate is balanced and delicious. The tannins are poking around, not obtrusive, yet holding it together quite nicely. The pro’s were all over the shop with this one- 92 from the boys at WS but a measly 15/20 from across the pond. At ten years of age, it is at a typical Bordeaux drinking window and I doubt it will get better. Another 3 years and it is over for this one. I would give it 3 stars. PS. if you remember my previous post about losing a bet- I won one back, and this was the payoff.