"Showing far better after 13-14 months in cask than it did early in its life, this wine has fleshed out, put on weight, and shows the typically full-bodied, corpulent, earthy, leathery, black currant style that has made Lynch-Bages so popular with consumers. The wine is lush, pure, and just a lot of fun to drink. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2017. P.S. Think of it as a slightly beefier version of the charming, elegant yet flavorful 1999."
-Wine Advocate 89-91 Points
"Clean and sleek, with tobacco, berry and plum character, medium body and a silky, fresh finish..."
"...A structured, firmly tannic wine that's not at all hard. This has fleshed out very nicely with elevage..."
-IWC 89-91 Points