Wine Advocate 91 points - This estate has excelled with its Right Bank blend, a St.-Emilion look-alike, since it was first introduced. The 2010 Right Bank, a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, offers attractive, complex aromas of tobacco leaf, licorice, spice box, black currants and cherries. Medium to full-bodied, opulent and fleshy, this winner is ideal for drinking over the next 10-15 years. (Oct 2013)
Wine Advocate 94 points - Freshly cut flowers, violets, leather and spices jump from the 2010 Proprietary Red Right Bank. There is an element of freshness and vibrancy in the 2010 that is highly appealing. Today, the 2010 is a bit compact, but I expect it will flesh out over time. Hints of leather, licorice, menthol and tar add complexity on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2020. ” (Dec 2012)
Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2010 Right Bank is a pretty wine laced with small red fruits, flowers, licorice and spices. It shows lovely detail and finesse in a translucent, mid-weight style that is quite appealing. This lithe, elegant red impresses for its length and balance. In 2010 the blend is 63% Merlot and 37% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.