88 Points Robert Parker
At one time a very delicious example, I made the mistake of holding on to the last bottles far too long. The wine has hit full maturity and now seems to be in decline. The color is a dark garnet with considerable amber at the edge. The nose shows some stewed notes of plums, prunes, caramel, chocolate, and vegetables. The wine still has some sweetness and plump fruit on the attack, but then narrows out and becomes a bit attenuated in the finish. It is starting to crack up and needs to be drunk up, Anticipated maturity: Drink up. Last tasted, 12/00.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. January, 2003