93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2008
(80% semillon and 20% sauvignon blanc from the 2004, 2005 and 2006 vintages) Green-tinged gold. Expansive, exotically perfumed bouquet of mango, pineapple, coconut and caramel, with a zesty floral undertone. Spicy tropical and pit fruit flavors are sweetened by caramel and floral honey qualities, with a jolt of orange pit on the back end. An endlessly complex wine that finishes with strong echoes of coconut and caramel.
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