Robert Parker 91
Like the 1985, a wine that split opinions. A deep garnet hue. The nose is very ripe and opulent with oodles of sweet cherry and raspberry. Stewed prune developing with time in glass, but never falls apart even after a couple of hours. A rich, decadent palate; ravishing and lascivious. Super-smooth and seductive yet lacking the grip and weight of a truly great wine. The finish has a ripasso quality to it, which seems a little incongruous to me. Others might adore this but just a bit too ostentatious. Drink now-2016. Tasted July 2006.
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016