Robert Parker awards this gem 90 points and writes“53% of the crop made it into this blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. An outstanding wine with a dark ruby/purple color and more power, richness, and concentration than its younger sibling, the 2002 reveals outstanding potential, exhibiting plenty of concentrated black currant fruit with some vanilla, herbs, and licorice. It has about the same level of tannin as the 2003, but seems to have sweeter fruit and more mid-palate and length.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fine deep colour, finely concentrated blackcurrant nose, good length and very fine expression of fruit with potential complexity and fine tannins. A very good wine and one of the rare wines in this line-up with breeding and class. Drink 2007-2015. (Tasted
Robert ParkerRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005