93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
(made from fruit harvested on October 14th with "clean botrytis"): Vivid gold. Musky orange pith, pit fruits and candied fig on the nose, complicated by hints of honey and melon. Broad, creamy and expansive, with surprisingly energetic flavors of candied peach, tangerine and jasmine. Graceful and precise for a sweet wine, finishing with very good sappy persistence.
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