92 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012
Pale yellow. Pristine nose offers lime blossom, white peach and white pepper. Savory, saline and tactile, combining a silky texture and superb inner-mouth energy. Really terrific fruit here; seems clearly riper than the 2011 version. The long, rising finish shows a continuing saline quality. Incidentally, Etienne and Alix de Montille are bottling all these white wines with DIAM corks.
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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