92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
(16.3% alcohol): Green-tinged yellow. Exuberant pear, peach nectar and honey on the nose, with anise, ginger and floral qualities adding complexity. Zesty ginger- and mineral-accented orchard fruit flavors possess striking depth and surprising clarity, showing a wild blend of richness and vivacity. Finishes with impressive energy and persistence, leaving poached pear and lemon curd notes behind.
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