89(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
Vivid gold. Citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, with hints of chamomile and spicecake
adding complexity. Nervy and dry, with refreshingly bitter orange and lemon zest
flavors and a late note of poached pear. The citrus note repeats on the firm, dry, linear finish. This wine could use a little time to stretch out.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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