Forks & Corks 2017: "Gold Award"
"This is one of the stars in the portfolio of Jean-Philippe Janoueix. Usually dominated by a high percentage of Merlot (70%), the 2012 has an inky purple color followed by sweet cassis and licorice notes interwoven with black cherry, earth, vanilla and spice. Opulent, medium to full-bodied, and impressively endowed (14.5% alcohol), there’s no reason to hesitate in drinking this wine, although it will certainly be better following 5-7 years of bottle age and will last for 15 or more."
-Wine Advocate: 91 (Robert M. Parker, Jr.)