Robert Parker 89
Tasted at home. A dark garnet hue. A decadent, showy nose of super-ripe black cherry, prunes and layer upon layer of new oak. The palate is very concentrated, perhaps one could argue monolithic, lacking the elegance and poise of the 1991 for example. "A sledgehammer of a wine" are the words I used on the night. Impressive more than enjoyable. Tasted September 2004.