(1998 Vintage) "Good full red-ruby. Liqueur-like red fruits, tar and sappy oak scents; almost surmuri yet highly aromatic and fresh. Concentrated, sweet and full; denser than the '99, with notes of raspberry and roasted nuts. Firmly structured and very long, with sweet, even tannins. Very strong wine. 'A hot August, followed by early September rain, producing a small crop of small grapes. With a lot of maceration we got interesting wines.
Wine Advocate(1997 Vintage) Rating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 125 on Oct-99
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/99
Burghound(1997 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Burghound on Oct 17, 2004