Tasted May 2008: The epitome of a modern Haut-Médoc. Deep garnet colour but not opaque, beginning to mature. Bouquet with ripe red and black berry fruit, a touch of ripe Merlot fragrance (clove and spice), but above all extremely elegant and smooth. In the mouth silky-textured, fairly rich, easy, a feminine wine. Unobtrusive tannin and vanilla in the aftertaste. A technically perfect 2004 and very good value, but don't search for character. Drink now through 2011.