91 Points Robert Parker
A very strong, powerful wine with an opaque ruby/purple color and a tight but promising bouquet of black currants intermixed with iron, smoke, licorice, and dried herbs, this muscular, very masculine, brawny wine seems built for the long haul. Will it ever shed all of its tannin? Anticipated maturity: 2004-2018. Last tasted, 3/02.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. January, 2003