93 points Wine Spectator
Opulent, its fat yet elegant texture coats the palate. Appealing for all that sweet oak, it tastes of plum, black cherry and cassis, with mocha and freshly ground coffee beans added in. Full-bodied, supple-textured, with refined tannins. Tempting now, but cellar. Best after 2005. (PM) (8/1998)
92 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
This wine is austere, masculine, backward and a dense. It offers superb black fruit flavors and a firm tannic backbone. Drink it between 2003 and 2012+. (PR) (8/1998)
91 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
Still deep ruby center but beginning to lighten at the edges. Wonderfully spicy, indeed even explosive black fruits with a touch of damp earth and underbrush lead to dense, extremely concentrated and sappy full-bodied flavors of impressive richness and length. Like many ’95s at this stage, the finish shows a moderate amount of tannic astringency but this should pass with time as the structure is ripe. However, note that the ’95 GE is so big that it will require plenty of cellar time to arrive at its apogee. (7/2006)
91 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Good deep red, a shade darker than the Echezeaux.. More closed but more perfumed aroma hints at redcurrant. At once sweeter and denser, with more flavor intensity and a stronger impression of acidity. Opened nicely in the glass to show ripe redcurrant flavor. Finishes tannic but quite ripe, and longer than the Echezeaux. (ST) (4/1998)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Excellent condition. Great fill level considering its age.