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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March 2012
(a vendange tardive style of wine from fruit picked with 45%
botrytis, in four passes through the vines, according to winemaker Billo Naravane;
15.1% alcohol with less than 2 grams per liter of residual sugar; 10%
fermented in a new barrique, another 40% in neutral oak and 50%
in stainless steel): Full straw-yellow. Very ripe, smoky aromas of
apricot, honey and orange blossom. Chewy, powerful and fresh; glyceral
but not at all heavy, with lovely pure apricot and lavender flavors
framed by sound acidity. This tactile, dry wine finishes clean,
refreshing and long. Should make an intriguing accompaniment to Thai
and Indian dishes. An extraordinary value.