89-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011
Very pale green-yellow. Spices, peppery herbs and a whiff of snap pea on the nose; reminded me of gruner veltliner. Chewy and rich but refreshingly cool for Boucheres, offering flavors of apple, spices and herbs. Finishes dry in a positive way, with a steely note. Still, this nicely balanced wine comes across as rather open-knit and lower in acidity than the Poruzots.
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