Color: Dark ruby/purple.
Nose: A captivating and refined nose with a well-integrated aromas of blackberries, violets and roasted coffee beans
Palate: Elegance and crystal purity characterize this extremely complex and densely woven wine with an aging patential of decades.
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-02
Wine Advocate(1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
International Wine Cellar(2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 117, November/December 2004 ($374) Deep red-ruby. Enveloping aromas of plum, animal fur and smoked meat. Fat, plump and ripe but dry; a very round, rich wine with inviting flavors of plum, graphite and chocolatey oak. Uncompromisingly dry on the back, but with very sweet, fine tannins.
Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 160