91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
($35) Full yellow with a gold tinge. Musky aromas of pineapple, lemon drop, pungent brown spices, flowers and coconutty oak. Rich, lush and concentrated, but with good harmonious acidity framing the deep peach, pineapple and spice flavors. This very round, ripe 2009 manages to maintain its shape. Finishes smooth and long, with little in the way of phenolic harshness. Made from special blocks sourced at 1,000 meters.
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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