A well-structured wine with a great textured finish.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 91
"Soft and generous fruit, its tannins enveloped by a warm and ripe juicy fruit layer. The wine is already delicious, showing sweet tannins and a subtle touch of wood."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 88-91
"Ruby-purple. Compelling aromas of red cherry and raspberry liqueur, minerals and spicy Christmas cake. Wonderfully broad and opulent, with full but not excessive ripeness to its red cherry, blackcurrant, mineral and underbrush flavors. Finishes with smooth tannins and excellent breadth, and a lingering black cherry and mineral perfume. Should turn out to be one of the best La Grave a Pomerols in years."
Wine Spectator (WS): 90-92
"A well-structured version, with a spine of charcoal and graphite supporting the dark, fleshy blackberry, fig paste and mulled black currant fruit. Offers a racy edge, with flickers of anise and incense on the finish. Shows lovely mouthfeel as this expands in the glass."
James Suckling (JS): 95
"The aromas of sweet tobacco and ripe fruit are so attractive. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Long finish. A pretty and delicious wine already. "