1998 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan
Bright ruby. Minty, refreshing nose. Juicy and with just a hint of wet fur but basically good for a wine with this amount of bottle age. Dry finish. Good energy here. (16.5/20 points)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Elegant, spicy, tobacco, cranberry, and red cherry characteristics emerge from this finesse-styled, sweet, flavorful, medium-bodied wine. Already delicious as well as complex, it is best consumed over the next decade. (RP)
Plenty of cherry, tobacco and mineral aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Best after 2004. 3,330 cases made. –JS
Noting what an excellent value this wine is, K&L's own Clyde Beffa points to this red's deep color, fine palate texture and swirling mineral and earth notes as reasons why. He recommends decanting this wine one hour prior to service for maximum expression.