This huge, powerful, deep, rich 2002 reveals telltale, big, sweet, chocolaty, espresso, blackberry, cassis aromas as well as massive flavors that ooze across the palate with great richness, purity and equilibrium. High tannin is well concealed by the extravagant richness of this brilliant effort. 95 Points (Wine Advocate)

Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. 98 Points (James Suckling)

Aromatic notes of Luxardo cherries, ripe black plums and raspberries billow, with intricate hints of coffee, mocha and caramel in the background. Entry is expansive with dark briar, fruits, cola and cocoa with tannins that are soft and dusty. Finishes with a hint of wild cherry. 90 Points (Wine Spectator)