($74) Pale green-yellow. Subtle orange and juicy peach along with a hint of blossom honey on the rather shy nose. Very precisely structured and delineated, with plenty of juicy fruit bound into a tightly woven texture. The wine's discreet fruit sweetness is already wonderfully balanced by citrus and mineral components. Long on the aftertaste, and built for further development in bottle. Drink 2009 to 2017.
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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