91-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2007
From a new barrique: Peach and nut oil on the expressive nose. Wonderfully rich and concentrated, with sexy flavors of stone fruits, spicy oak and nut oil. Finishes very long and sweet. A second sample, from a once-used 350-liter barrel: More lemony citricity to go with the wine's spice character. More inner-palate energy too. There are just these two barrels of this grand cru.
94-95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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