Wine Journal Sep 2011 Neal Martin 97 Drink 2015-2040 $296-$500
Tasted with Denis Dubourdieu at the chateau. With 195gms residual and 12.3% alcohol, the 2006 has a rather more reductive nose than the 2007 and takes some time to open in the glass. There are aromas of lime cordial, orange-blossom and apricot, all with superb delineation. The palate is very well balanced with a spicy, vibrant entry, very lively in acidity, a L'Extravagant with real race and tension. The acidity is actually the same as the 2007 but it defines this vintage more. Drink 2015-2040+ Tasted April 2011.