95(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012
Pale, bright yellow. Sappy aromas of lemon peel, powdered chalk, fresh herbs and tobacco (Lardiere identified "green hazelnut bark"). Utterly silky and seamless, but with superb energy to the flavors of ripe citrus peel and wild herbs. Gains in power and thickness as it opens in the glass. Really outstanding inner-mouth tension here. The rising finish features a whiplash of exotic citrus peel and oils. This should be long-lived.
96 Points | Wine Spectator
97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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