90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012
Sexy aroma of white peach. Fat, sweet and fresh, with lovely lift and early appeal to the stone fruit flavors. Not as complex yet as the Montagny but nicely vibrant for a wine from this vineyard, which Alix de Montille says can lack energy and personality in the warm years. Finishes with a coating of dusty stone.
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