93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013
Bright, medium green-tinged yellow. Apple seed and pungent yellow peach aromas are complicated by white pepper and smoky minerals; a note of crystallized fruits emerged with air. More tightly wound today than the Preuses, showing tangy lime and green tropical fruit flavors supported by excellent acidity and notes of wet stone and smoky silex. Refined and vibrant grand cru with terrific flavor intensity and the backbone to age.
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