91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2009
Bright, pale yellow. Pure, vibrant grapefruit aroma sexed up by a note of hazelnut. Densely packed and pure, with lovely fresh acidity framing the flavors of underripe pineapple and citrus peel. Gaja showed me his sauvignon blancs after his chardonnays, and this wine has the density and fullness to pull it off. Finishes tactile and long.
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