91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2007
($80) Brisk, pure nose combines lemon, crushed stone and minerals, plus an exotic whiff of candied pineapple. Rich, fat, round and sweet, with the pineapple flavor recurring in the mouth. Full in the middle, then long, youthful and stony on the back end, finishing nicely dry. I'd give this two or three years in the bottle, but there will be no rush to drink this.
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