89.5 Points Robert Parker
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a pure texture in addition to dazzling levels of black currant fruit. While it has not taken on much complexity, it is beautifully made and pure. Aged in French oak, of which 20% was new, it will be drinkable when released in January, 2003, and will drink well for a decade.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2002
92 Points Figjam
Must admit started drinking within 10 minutes of opening. For the first 30 minutes or so it was closed but somehow good - quite smooth with rich ripe dark berries and a dry finish. Then we had dinner (beef & port casserole) during which the wine changed dramatically. Still a smooth mouthfeel but the fruit became dryer prunes,dates etc and some aniseed made an appearance. Also got a little hotter. Alcohol is 14% - felt like 13 at the start and 14.5 at the end. Both wines were quite drinkable but I liked the closed version better. Drink in the next 1 to 5 years