91-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011
Pale green-yellow color. Soil-driven aromas of ginger, quinine, flowers and spices, with fruits in the deep background. Dense, full and ripe, with a leesy nuance adding interest to the citrus and mineral flavors. Very dry and long wine, even if it doesn't dance on the palate quite like the Cailleret does today. This will need at least several years in bottle to come into harmony.
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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