(2000 Vintage) Fresh and lively, with mushroom, earth, leaves and mint – a complex and lovely wine.
One of my favorite year and wine. The wine is still very powerful, could wait another 10yrs but just can't resist to open it to celebrate the 2014 new year eve. Strong dark fruit like plum, blackberry aroma, also developed leather, coffee and truffle. Powerful tannin and good structure!
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
Decanter(2000 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Intense colour, ripe, almost overripe with a hint of leafy blackcurrant, oak evident, more weight than usual at this stage, medium acidity and firm tannic finish. Ready 2010-2015. (tasted en primeur)
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Rating: 92(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jul-02.
Wine Advocate(1998 Vintage)