Special BAYWAY100 points - This estate tends to produce light, fruity, but often superficial Pomerols. The 2011 has plenty of up-front appeal, but slightly more depth than expected. The color is a healthy dark saturated ruby, and the wine displays plenty of caramel, black cherry, spice box and earth notes. Drink it over the next decade.
A classic estate-bottled Medoc, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Inky purple, with aromas of black currant. On the palate, the concentrated fruit is carried by a relatively round, supple texture, so it's drinking well even now. The 2009 was a sell-out favorite, but all of our tasters felt that the 2010 is even finer, an opinion supported by the fact that it received a silver medal at the International Wine Challenge competition and was recommended by Decanter Magazine.