Red-ruby. Leather, mocha and a whiff of game on the nose; less pure and expressive today than the 2006. Big and rich but not particularly fruity. Presents a somewhat awkward combination of impressive volume and leafy cabernet. Finishes with tough, somewhat rustic tannins.
Score: 88+? points
-- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2008
Marquis Note: Despite some reviews, this is shaping up to be an excellent example of 2005 Left Bank Bordeaux for those who can wait another 1-2 years before opening.