93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011
Bright medium yellow. Pungent aromas of citrus fruits, white peach and crushed stone. Sweet but with a light touch to its peach and lime flavors. Bright acidity gives this tightly wound wine lovely balance. Finishes chewy and dry, with considerable elegance. Shows the cru more than the vintage.
93 Points | Wine Spectator
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