Robert Parker"This wine is turning out much in the style of such wonderful Petrus vintages as 1967 and 1971. Although not as outstanding as either the 1998 or 2000, it displays beautiful intensity and finesse in a more evolved style than one normally expects from this estate. The wine has a dense, nearly opaque ruby/purple color, sweet black cherry, mulberry, truffle-infused fruit, full body, low acidity, admirable purity, and sweet tannin. It should be ready to drink in 5-6 years, and will last for two decad...
International Wine CellarRating: 91-93 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 96, May/June 2001. Full ruby-red. Cool, brooding aromas of blackberry liqueur, violet, smoke and minerals. Concentrated, densely packed, minerally and precise; brisk acids contribute to the impression of coolness. Firm, youthfully austere finish. Not as lush or open today as the Lafleur, but this is longer on the aftertaste. I'm not sure I would have picked this blind as a '99.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Subtle and close-grained, its dark plum fruit is riven with violet and liquorice, subsiding slowly amidst sturdy though fine-grained tannins.
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.