94 Points Robert Parker
One of the most backward wines included in the June tasting, this 1998 needs another 4-5 years to reach full maturity. Everything is here, including a dense ruby/purple color, and subtle but impressive notes of damp earth, roasted meats, herbs, spice box, pepper, and black fruits. Tannic, full-bodied, and youthful, it is capable of lasting another 25-30 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. June, 2009
94 Points James Halliday
Dense red-purple; a typically rich, dense and concentrated bouquet oozing dark plum and berry fruit is followed by a massively rich and ripe palate with powerful tannins to boot. Drink to 2015.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2000