90-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012
(mostly from a 1991 planting, but supplemented by another parcel of 70-year-old vines, which Tribut purchased in 2011): Tight nose hints at lemon and menthol. Ripe grapefruit flavor is nicely framed by solid minerality; lovely sugar/acid balance here. Finishes with excellent stony firmness and length. The less-vigorous millerande old vines produced very small grapes, noted Tribut.
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