90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
Light gold. Intense grapefruit rind, yellow plum and iodine on the fresh
nose. Juicy on entry, then nicely concentrated and broad in the middle, with deep pit fruit and licorice flavors and a hint of anise. Finishes sappy and incisive, with lingering spiciness and a touch of bitter herbs.
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