(production here was just eight hectoliters per hectare, mostly due to hail, according to Frédéric Drouhin): Good medium red. Aromas of cherry, leather and musky underbrush. Very ripe, fat and full, showing a pronounced truffley underbrush character but little in the way of a hail taste. Strong dry extract and saline minerality nicely support the wine's alcohol. Dusty tannins call for some aging. Not a high-pitched, fruity style but very concentrated.
Score: 90 points -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Nov 2014