Robert Parker – 91
An elegant, intensely perfumed nose just beginning to unfurl. Concentrated blackcurrant, earth and wood on the palate though a little austere at the finish. Excellent wine but lacks a bit of depth. Tasted February 2000.
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030
Vinous – 89-91
Spicy coconut and shoe polish nose. Vinous and delineated in the mouth; has plenty of flavor. A tart edge keeps the sweetness of fruit under wraps. The somewhat cool finish is long, subtle and firmly tannic.