International Wine Cellar(1995 Vintage) Rating: 91-94 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 78, May/June 1998. Deep red-ruby color. Seductive aromas of black raspberry, minerals, violet and brown spices, plus sweet, smoky oak scents. Sweet and silky in the mouth; offers impressive concentration and intensity of flavor without excessive weight. This has the firm acid spine of the vintage, but is impeccably balanced from the outset. Finishes firmly tannic, youthful and very long. A very impressive '95.
Wine Advocate(1995 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 120.
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/01
Robert Parker(1997 Vintage)