90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2009
($48) Bright gold. Sharply focused lime, green apple, mineral and white pepper aromas, plus a subtle note of saffron. Very tightly wound, with zesty citrus and talc qualities giving way to a deeper orchard fruit element with air. Really nervy today, with strong finishing snap and a lingering note of wet stone. Give this some air.
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