89 Points Robert Parker
The opaque ruby/purple-colored 1998 Mentor exhibits a tight but promising bouquet of vanilla, smoke, blackberry, cassis, and licorice. While restrained by Peter Lehmann's standards, this authoritatively flavored yet surprisingly elegant, measured 1998 reveals dense flavors, well-integrated tannin, and no heaviness. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2014.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2002