International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95Complex, subtle aromas of dried and fresh apricot and pineapple, plus an intriguing minerally, metallic quality. Thick, sweet and flamboyant; silkier and more pliant than the above and thus much more inviting today. Wonderful layered richness without any loss of focus. Finishes very long and very ripe. Superb chardonnay. I notice that my scores for these chardonnays are virtually identical to my ratings of the '97s; but these '98s should last longer.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2000
Wine Advocate | Rating: 99The light gold-colored 1998 Chardonnay Point Rouge displays an emerging nose of honeyed tropical fruits and citrus. It possesses exquisite concentration, admirable singularity, full body, and terrific purity and delineation. This 1998 is a candidate for a perfect score.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 27 bottles owned
- 15 collectors