"Spicy red and blackcurrant aromas compete with peppery, cedary notes. Sweet, rich, ripe fruit hits the palate in a medium-bodied, soft, pretty style. A tannic finish does not detract from the precocious, flattering personality of this elegant, herbaceous but delicious, medium-bodied, supple Ducru-Beaucaillou."
"Reveals a deep ruby color in addition to copious quantities of blackberry fruit, a straightforward personality, good body and ripeness, and no hard edges."
"This delicious Riesling is opulent, rich, lusciously sweet and has a long finish."
"A spicy, peppery wine, with a hint of fruity flavor such as berries or dark cherries."
"91 Points- Wine Advocate. The nose offers up gorgeously sweet, expansive aromas of melted licorice, black cherries, currants, underbrush, and a hint of camphor. Dense, chewy, full-bodied, and fabulously pure, with a multilayered, textured mid-palate as well as a long, savory, well-delineated, moderately tannic finish."
"Blockbuster. Incredibly intense black cherry aromas, with hints of mint and red licorice. It soon turns to flowers. Full bodied, and full- hrottled, with masses of tannins and concentrated fruit. Very extracted. Needs time still. Best after 2006"
"96 Points- Wine Advocate. Sumptuous aromas of dried Provencal herbs, roasted meats, soy, spice box, asphalt, truffles, and black fruits linger in the air. Flavors of new saddle leather are added to jammy black fruit characteristics. Opulently-textured, full-bodied, and gorgeously pure, this wine creates an olfactory overload. Its low acidity, high glycerin, and huge fruit reserves suggest to drink through 2019."
"90 Points- Wine Advocate. offers aromas of blackberry/cassis fruit infused with licorice, medium to full body, and noticeable Mourvedre (leather, tree bark, and spice notes). This supple 1999 is a blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault."