International Wine CellarRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 108, May/June 2003. ($399-$525) Deep, bright ruby. Knockout nose combines kirsch, cassis, violet, espresso, graphite, minerals and toast. Extremely powerful and urgent on the attack, then remarkably lush, dense and full in the middle, with fresh acidity to frame and brighten the dark berry, game and truffle flavors. The major, thoroughly ripe tannins arrive very late, coating the front teeth. For fans of this expensive cult wine, this is a freakishly strong vintage.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 89.9 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 13 notes)