International Wine CellarRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002 ($250-$412) Full medium ruby. Aromas of currant, black cherry, licorice, minerals and flowers. Thick, sweet and deep; still young but in a gentler, lower-acid style than either the '86 or '96. Still, this boasts sneaky intensity and wonderful persistence. Tannins are substantial but thoroughly ripe.
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator