Robert Parker 90
Tasted single blind at Southwold. Again, the nose is very simple, wet wool aromas coming through. The palate has a viscous, slightly honeyed, marmalade tinged entry, nice acidity and good weight, the Semillon driving on the waxy, honeyed finish. Good length. This is a very fine white Pessac, although it is not necessarily the best of the vintage. Drink 2011-2025. Tasted January 2009.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025
Pale yellow-straw color. Deep, mineral-driven aromas of grapefruit, lanolin, vanilla and crushed stone. Large-scaled, seamless, airy and classically dry, with a powerful stony minerality throughout. Hugely concentrated wine with great juicy lift and spice character. The slowly mounting finish saturates the palate with citrus and mineral flavors. This is hiding more than it’s showing today and offers exceptional potential. This wine has been consistently stunning in recent vintages.