16/20 2005 Vintage Jancis Robinson When to drink: 2009 to 2014 Bright purple. Quite gassy at this stage but very lively and much suppler than the old style Cissac. Lift and even a bit of feminine grace! Aérien even. Good wine, though longstanding fans may be puzzled by it. Jancis Robinson Tasted: 13-Apr-2006.
This well-respected cru bourgeois from proprietor Vialard has a tendency to be relatively tannic, which could be scary in a vintage like 2005, but this wine is dense, powerful and rich. It displays a still youthful dark plum/purple color, medium body, and lots of minerality and fruit. Forget it for another 3-4 years and drink it over the next decade. Jun 2015, www.robertparker.com