92 points Decanter
Outer quote mark A lovely, classic example of a fully mature St-Julien, replete with ripe berry fruits and tannins that whisper rather than shout. You’re pulling up a chair right by the fireside here, where the embers are still warm. Coffee, cedar and sandalwood take the lead over brambly black fruits. This is lovely, but unquestionably fully evolved and open. (JA) Inner quote mark (10/2018)
92 points Wine Spectator
Outer quote mark A delicious, well-structured Bordeaux, with plenty of ripe fruit, beautiful berry, green tobacco and cherry character. Full-bodied, adding velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. (JS) Inner quote mark (5/1999)
Stored in a professional climate controlled wine facility on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since release.