88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2010
($12) Light yellow-gold. Highly aromatic bouquet of lemon, herbs, dried flowers and candied ginger, with a hint of smoke. Very fresh and focused, offering tangy citrus and green apple flavors complemented by deeper notes of anise and pear skin. Lots going on here. The finish is brisk and refreshingly bitter, leaving tangy lemon and lime traces behind. Winebow New York, NY)
85 Points | Wine Spectator
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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