The tannins have softened since Tanzer's review of this wine. It is now at its peak and is drinking beautifully.
Good saturated ruby-red. Aromas of black fruits, tobacco leaf, licorice and black olive; less oaky than the 2002 today. Juicy, sharply delineated and gripping, with red and black fruit flavors sweetened by roasted nuts and smoky oak. Very classic, firm, fine-grained claret, with precision and grip. A superb showing today. Score - 91. (Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, May 2004)