The 1998 is a soft, fat, voluptuously-textured, opulent effort with a dense ruby/purple color, and gorgeous aromas of olives, black cherry jam, blackberries, chocolate, and espresso. This full-bodied wine is hedonistic, flashy, and nearly decadent in its display of luxurious fruit, high glycerin, and spice.
Wine Spectator(From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00.
Decanter(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Toasty nose. Soft texture, toast and tobacco flavours on the palate.
Wine Spectator(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/98.
Wine Spectator(From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/89