92 Points Allen Meadows
While the nose does display some maturity the ripe, gamy and very earthy dark pinot fruit aromas still possess some primary characteristics. There is fine vibracy to the mouth coating, suave, deep and impressively scaled and concentrated medium weight plus flavors that display plenty of power and a certain textured quality on the firm, persistent and slightly austere back end. For my taste this has reached a point where it could be drunk with pleasure but I will be holding my bottles for another 3 to 5 years first as there is still some upside development potential remaining.
92-95 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Its terroir immensely benefited from the dryness of the vintage,” said Grivot while serving his outstanding 2002 Clos Vougeot. Aromatically, this bold wine reveals loads of spicy red cherries. On the palate it is wonderfully sweet, velvety-textured, and extroverted. Copious quantities of red cherries, spices, candied raspberries and earth envelope this beauty’s ripe tannin. It will be delicious relatively young and should age extremely well.