($74) Pale green-yellow. Bright, crisp apple and delicate apricot and peach fruit aromas are complicated by hints of honey and spicy tobacco. Equally complex in the mouth, with subtle apricot joined by a piquant touch of grapefruit. Nicely integrated acidity and minerality give this wine noteworthy finesse. Already offers drinking pleasure but boasts very good potential for further development. Drink through 2022.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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