91(+?)? Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013
Good bright, pale lemon-yellow. Subdued but pure aromas of honey, wet stone and nutty oak. Round and sweet on the palate, but with good mineral grip to the ripe pear and floral flavors. Longer than the Caillerets but also oakier and more backward. This tiny cuvee spent its first six months in a new barrel and then was moved into used oak. This wine may merit an even higher score if it absorbs some of its oakiness.
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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