(1977 Vintage) An excellent year. A wine with great grip and backbone. One of the three or four best Vintages since 1945. Will become ready to drink in the late 1990s.
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2010
Wine & Spirits(1997 Vintage) An unprecedented low yield contributed to the marvelous concentration of the wines produced in this vintage. The very low bunch weight and the fact that the berries themselves were very small also meant that there was much less juice than usual relative to the amount of skins. Consequently even more extraction of color and flavors was possible than in other years. Ideal weather during the vintage, with cool nights followed by hot days, added the finishing touch to the variety of factors which culminated in a classic year. At least 5 years (we recommend up to 20) in the cellar will reward the purchaser with a great wine.