The Wine Advocate rating: 95. Opaque, with deep ruby-red edges, even sight of this wine is enticing. Very deep, rich cassis fruit,... enmeshed in a smoky, mineral background, dominates nose. Pure cassis extract is also present on palate; a sweet entry yields to a firmly tannic, yet generous and amazingly long finish. Fine grained tannins give a serious texture to wine. A rich, smoky spice character emerges in aftertaSainte A very complete, unctuous wine. Muscular and intensely concentrated, it nevertheless manages to display perfect balance. This wine will age for two decades effortlessly. read more
Wine Spectator rating: 97.
The Wine Advocate rating: 96. Supersaturated deep ruby color. Aromas of ripe, vanilla-tinged black currants and black cherries, ro...asted coffee beans and exotic spice. In mouth, a solid core of sweet, dense liquid cassis flavor flows seamlessly from first taste to a long, expansive finish, underscored but never dominated by notes of mocha, spices, vanilla, earth and olives. wine is dense, with a solid grip, but tannins remain supple. Sweet oak becomes more apparent on finish but is always subservient to lavish fruit. read more