The latter part of winter and the beginning of Spring were very mild for the time of year and also very dry. This produced early budding - some 10 days earlier than average. In April the temperature suddenly dropped, causing and arrest in growth of the buds. The Summer was very hot and sunny and this weather continued for the whole of September and for the duration of the harvest, which meant that at the time of picking, the grapes were exceptionally healthy and with a high sugar concentration. O...
Robert ParkerRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 144
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 144 on Dec-02
Wine SpectatorRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/02