International Wine CellarRating: 90-91 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 90, May/June 2000. Deep ruby-red. Dark berries, roasted nuts, mocha, espresso and bitter chocolate on the nose. Very concentrated and bright, with the flavors framed by firm tannic spine. Showing a bit more grip today than the '99, but the '99 may have more sweetness and density and possesses the stuffing to benefit from the elevage.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Dense nose, touch of coffee, liquorice. Firm attack, concentrated, chunky, tannic, a good core of fruit. Good length. Needs time.