Winespectator 90 Punkte
Dark color. Lots of dark fruit and wet earth on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a berry, chocolate aftertaste. Very drinkable now, but a little bottle age will mellow it still more.
Parker 88 Punkte
A serious vin de garde, the dense ruby/purple-colored 1998 offers abundant quantities of blackberries intermixed with licorice and coffee. Structured, dense, and concentrated, it requires 1-2 years of cellaring.