After the sheer brilliance of the Criots, it was frankly difficult to imagine that there was yet another level but this wine delivered it. Though there isn't the sheer density of extract, the focus, detail, minerality and elegance were positively ethereal as this too delivers unreal complexity and this is simply one of the classiest wines I have ever tasted. The flavors are very linear, tight and unyielding yet the underlying material is so good that this comes across as an almost perfect sphere of qualities. Intense, penetrating, driving, palate staining and crystalline in its precision with a finish that I could taste the next day. Another reference standard effort and if this adds additional weight over time, it wouldn't surprise me a bit if my rating were conservative, hard as that is to believe. Profound Chevalier. - Allen Meadows Burghound.com, July 2002.