92(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012
(bottled the week before my visit): Pale bright yellow. Superripe aromas of pineapple, peach and apricot verge on exotic. Sweet mid-palate fruit is nicely balanced by juicy acidity, which gives lift and a light touch to the peach and pear flavors. Finishes long and perfumed, with noteworthy breed for this bottling. Lovely wine with good aging potential.
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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