"I can only think Mr de Csillery drank a different wine to me. Like Mr Grainger I found this the most disappointing Pauillac I have ever tasted indeed I agree totally with the latter's remarks; the wine is bland and is absolutely not worth anything the money which we have already spent on it. I am only thankful that I was unable to obtain the Society's Christmas offer of Exhibition Pauillac if that is what it is like."
"Clear, dark purple red, no sign of ageing. Clean nose, blackcurrant dominates, but hints of cedar and spice, perhaps a tiny greenness from the Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium palate, fruity but quite fine, tannins completely integrated. Medium finish. Great value for the price. Will certainly develop further (I gave this a couple of hours to breath and decanted before serving)."
"I wish I had read Mr Barker's review of the 2006 before buying 2 bottles of the 2007 as part of a mixed case for Christmas lunch. I didn't have the benefit of slow roasted venison but the 2007 version left me completely underwhelmed. Decanted 2 hours before, the wine showed little of the expected bouquet or fruit on the palate; very disappointing."