Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon
8 hectares (20 acres) of 20-year-old vines
growing in sandy clayey gravel.
Mechanical harvest. The fruit is sorted with
optical screening equipment.
The juice is fermented at a low temperature
in order to lock in the freshness and fruity
aromas. Vatting is short in order to highlight
the roundness of the tannins.
Fruity nose of berries and cherry with a slight
peppery hint. Velvety, chewy tannins.
Sustained ﬁnish of red fruit
jelly and blueberry.
Displays modern appeal. Hints of mocha with grilled and fruity notes. The wood is noticeable, but it has mellowed and the tannins are round.
Note: 16 - Decanter Magazine
Aromas of cake and dessert, as well as sweet spice with peppery overtones and hints of fresh leather and redcurrant. The wine is round and smooth, which is quite outstanding for this difficult year.
Note: 84 - Robert Parker - erobertparker.com - april 2014
Good weight of vibrant red and black fruit with a real touch of elegance yet high acidity. Fresh, elegant, easy-drinking proper Bordeaux. Just a touch too light. 3 Star Wines Recommanded - Score: 15,17.
Decanter - Crus Bourgeois 2009 - February 2012
Quite an intense robe with tile-red tints. Very ripe, jammy red fruit on the bouquet witha slight hint of green. While the attack is smooth, the mid-palate and finish are light bodied. Drink now. Easily accessible, balanced wine.
Gilbert et Gaillard Guide - March 2007
Quite an intense robe with a ruby tint. Ripe, slightly jammy berries on the nose. Supple style, quite fleshy, polished, fruity. A readily accessible Haut-Médoc.
Score: 82/100 - Gilbert et Gaillard 2007
Very formal attire for this wine, both with its really complex albeit still restrained bouquet and its highly appealing red robe. On the palate it is rounded, full, fleshy, balanced and structured, while the finish confirms its sound ageing potential.
Hachette 2005 Guide
Quite an intense robe with garnet tints. Open bouquet of really ripe, slightly jammy red fruit. Hint of humus when aired. Good structure on the palate with noticeable tannins. Straightforward, classical, balanced style.
Score: 83/100 - Gilbert et Gaillard - April 2005
Gravel soils, but with clay makes for a little less elegance in this wine, but more viscosity, roundness and fruity chewiness. This Sainte Gemme 2000 can already be enjoyed and has that little something in its texture that makes it like a good Saint Julien, just like its big brother Château Lanessan
Jean Aubry - Quebec - 28 July 2004