Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2003 Alpha “M” is dark ruby-colored. It is already exhibiting mature aromas of spice box, leather, and red and black currants. The flavors are attractive but with only modest depth and length. Drink the 2003 now and over the next 8-10 years. ” (Jun 2007)
Inky ruby. Powerful aromas of dried cherry, plum preserves, blackcurrant, rhubarb and roasted coffee. Lush and round, with ripe red and black fruit flavors, a chewy texture and supple, rounded tannins. Old World in structure and weight despite some very ripe flavors. An impressive, serious wine that should reward cellaring.
Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar 91 Points!