A 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc blend from the Plateau of Pomerol
near the church, the wine has an inky/purple color, a sweet kiss of
mulberry and black cherry liqueurs, interwoven with licorice, truffle, a
hint of melted road tar and background spice and oak. The wine is
opulent, medium to full-bodied and unquestionably a tour de force for
this vintage. Kudos to Durantou. If you can find it, this is clearly one
of the candidates for the wine of the vintage and a real star.
It-s no surprise that perfectionist/meticulous proprietor Denis Durantou has turned out one of the best wines of the vintage. Harvested September 27-October 6, only 10,000 bottles were produced in this tiny yielding vintage that also required a draconian-like selection process to keep the best fruit under the top label. - Score: 92/94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014
Drink from 2018-2027.