The 2001 is a beauty. The impressive, perfumed aromatics consisting of black raspberries, spring flowers, currants, graphite, and new oak are followed by an elegantly etched, medium-bodied, moderately weighty Graves with abundant quantities of sweet fruit. Although it does not possess the power and volume of the 2000, it is a complex, harmonious effort with excellent definition as well as delicacy. Proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard believe it to be just as good as the 2000, and they may be proven right. Certainly it is a wine of exceptional freshness, purity, and complexity. For the difference in price, smart money might consider chasing the 2001. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2015.