Robert Parker 89
First tasted July 2002. Typical of other 93’s. Nose is a classy, but dry with green pepper, earthy notes. Palate lacks 1992’s vigour and roundness. Dry tannins. Masculine with an earthy, feral finish. I prefer the 1992. Tasted again in May 2004. A deep garnet core. A surprising Medoc like nose with notes of earth and iron-rust. The palate is tannic, somewhat dry and minerally. Well-balanced but quite stern in character, not a Petrus the yields pleasure. Correct and conservative.