Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: After initial tastings suggested there was too much tannin, the wine has undergone a welcome transformation. It has become powerful and ripe, deliciously sumptuous, allying the tannins with densely ripe, sweet black...
Wine Spectator, 98 points: Wine of the vintage. Massive with exuberant aromas of cassis lead pencil and fruit which follow through on the palate. Full-bodied and incredibly velvety. Long long finish. Try after 1998.--The Bordeaux 50. -JS
Wine Spectator, 90 points: Very beautiful and classy aromas of crushed raspberries, violets and cream. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and lovely fruit. A little tannic still. Give it some more time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after...
Wine Spectator, 89 points: A compact, lively '95, showing stunning blackberries, violets and fruit. Full-bodied, yet quite hemmed-in. Racy tannins on the finish. Best after 2001.
Wine Spectator, 91 points: Glorious aromas of violets and fruit with hints of vanilla. Full-bodied with fine tannins and an ultralong finish. Best after 2002. -JS
Decanter, 97 points: 23 years old and yet one of the best wines in the vertical, this has real power and grip, still with a tannic buildup through the palate that's packed full of the Left Bank signatures: menthol, cassis, dark brambled...
Wine Enthusiast, 93 points: A powerfully ripe wine, with pure black currant flavors over soft, polished tannins. The wood balance is exemplary, offering just the right lift. Touches of cinnamon and vanilla give an extra dimension.
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