Reviews 98 points Wine Advocate "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with provocative floral scents of roses and violets over a core of fresh blackcurrants, chocolate-covered cherries and black raspberries with hints of fertile loam, unsmoked cigars and black tea. Medium to full-bodied, firm, grainy and packed with muscular fruit, it has an epically long, savory finish sparked by floral notes. (LP)" 100 points Vinous "Deep and sensual to the core, the 2005 is utterly captivating. All the elements are so seamlessly put together. Graphite, creme de cassis, licorice, dark spice and lavender infuse the 2005 with so much energy. More than anything else, though, the 2005 is a Latour of texture and resonance. (AG)"