89 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2006
($49; 13.7% alcohol with 6 g/l r.s.) Bright pale yellow color. Highly aromatic and pure nose offers lemon, lime, white flowers, nutmeg and dusty stone, plus a suggestion of petrol. Suave and rather gentle, with a creamy sweetness to the citrus flavors. Acids are gentle but firm, giving the wine a light touch. Offers very good mouth coverage and plenty of character.
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