Wonderful aromas of ripe fruit and fresh-cut flowers, exhibiting rich, creamy fig, apricot, pear and spicy hazelnut and light oak nuances. Tremendous aftertaste folds together loads of flavor enlivened by acidity. Drink now through 2007. 620 cases made. H —James Laube
Lots of blackberry, tobacco, earth and spice in this young red. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and lovely balance on the finish. Rich and decadent. This is better than the 2000 and shows this estate is improving with every vintage; the new team at Clos d —James Suckling
Fresh aromas of blackberries, minerals, vanilla and dried flowers follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long finish. Very fine indeed. Same quality as the 2000. Best after 2008. Smart Buys. From France. —James Suckling
Black cherries with fresh basil on the nose open to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. A solid wine with a good core of fruit and tannins. Best after 2008. 10,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From France.