89(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2008
($22) Light gold. Sharply focused green apple, lemon and mineral nose opens slowly to reveal honeysuckle and green tea. Racy citrus flavors are very tightly wound, reluctantly fleshing out with air to display blood orange and quince, with dusty minerals and honeycomb adding complexity. There's something uncompromisingly Savennieres-like about this: I'd let it rest for at least another couple of years to gain sweetness and flesh.
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