Still youthful and beautifully lush, with dark, velvety tannins that flow underneath, allowing the gorgeous plum sauce, blackberry reduction and anise notes to drape wonderfully before slowly giving way to a cast iron—edged finish.--Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2023.
- Wine Spectator, 93 pts.
A hugely concentrated wine showing chewy, but ripe tannins. Smooth, polished fruit combines with well-balanced wood and suppressed power. This is certainly a wine that will develop well, making it drinkable in five years and mature in 10-15 years.
- Wine Spectator, 91 pts.