"90-92 points. A brilliant effort from the Cotes de Castillon, this sleeper of the vintage (tasted four separate times with consistent notes) is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Its inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by tremendously ripe black fruits, licorice, spicy oak, and espresso characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, pure, and impressively textured with low acidity, it should drink well for 7-10 years. Bravo!"