($33-$40) Ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of roasted black fruits and game. Sweet, fat and full, with impressive baby fat. But comes off as a bit monolithic today, without the inner-mouth flavor interest of the 2001. This may have lost a bit of verve at the bottling, or it may simply need time to recover.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2003
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
A saturated purple color is followed by a gorgeous perfume of ink, plum, cassis, licorice, smoke, and espresso. Dense, full-bodied, and opulent, offering a hedonistic as well as intellectual turn-on, it should drink well for 10-15 years.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Super quality. Black color, with violet, crushed berry and tar. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a gorgeous, silky texture. Long finish. A super cuv‚e from this estate. From the manager of Ang‚lus. 290 cases made.