Robert Parker 96
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. What a brilliant Saint Emilion this is. The 2009 has a very pure Burgundy inspired nose with lifted wild strawberry, Morello and violet notes. It is both feminine and alluring. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a cashmere texture. There is patently a lot of extraction here but the natural acidity keeps it perfectly in balance. Suave and sensual as always. Tasted January 2013.