96 POINTS: A LA Carte, Willi Balanjuk 2019
95 POINTS: Falstaff Wine Guide 2019/2020
93 POINTS: James Suckling
The soil of this single vineyard is different than any other site on our estate and similar to Chateau Petrus in Pomerol. Situated on a rise of marine deposits this exposed soil decomposed over the ages to create sandy clay and produces an extremely potent wine, but is difficult to work. Necessary plowing can be done only during certain periods, when it is neither too dry nor too wet.
An expressive bouquet that spans a wide range from wild honey, walnuts to cherry plums, revealing high maturity and yet remains a wine of prancing elegance, clear and taut; delicate fruit, luxuriant texture, packed with yellow fruit; fleshy, even plump, builds up a lot of pressure on the palate but never seems fat, quasi-Burgundian in form: the display of fruit remains quite persistent into the long finish; a wine with a future.
"Spiced bread, honey and melon with a green-mango note. The palate has an assertive, wood-boosted style with spiced apple-pastry flavors. Bold, complex and rich. Drink or hold."
- 93 Points, James Suckling