Second Growth. Deuxieme Cru Classe in 1855.
Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $36 From: $34 To: $36
Search Rank 489
Over all vintages, this was the 489th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 408th
|Critic||Score||When to drink|
|Jean-Marc Quarin||88/100||2007 to 2017|
|Jancis Robinson||17/20||2013 to 2021|
|Gault & Millau||16/20|
|La Revue du Vin de France||16/20|
|Award Organization||Award Year||Result|
|Le Guide Hachette des Vins||2008||1 Star|
|Japan Wine Challenge||2007||Gold|
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