(2004 Vintage) "Pure and defined, with a range of aromas and flavors that's impressive for the vintage--coffee, olive, white pepper, tobacco, blackberry and currant fruit. The long finish shows nice flesh and minerality and really blossoms with air. A wine whose breed shines through the vintage. Drink now through 2012...93." WS 5/07
International Wine CellarRuby-red. Penetrating, high-pitched aromas of minerals, gunflint and spices; conveys a strong impression of stony soil. Dense, precise and concentrated; dark berry, licorice and mineral flavors boast superb purity. Finishes very long, with the fine tannins of 1999. Extremely impressive Saint-Joseph.
Wine AdvocateRating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 125 on Oct-99
Wine SpectatorRating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/01