Raspberry sauce on nose and palate, with hints of milk chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. Impressive for this producer. Delicious red. Drink now through 2005. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 1998.
Score: 90-/100Wine Spectator
The product of a very hot, dry summer, but with rain during the critical month of September, this structured, concentrated wine seems to be very closed down and dense, with a healthy garnet/purple color and a big nose of mineral, underbrush, compost, and black fruits. Relatively powerful, but at the same time coarse and still a bit rude, this wine needs plenty of time in the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Last tasted, 3/00. Jan 2003, www.robertparker.com
Score: 87-/100Robert Parker