(bottled two weeks before my visit): Pale yellow. Pure, subdued aromas of peach and menthol. Cool and youthfully streamlined, with lovely perfumed lift and cut to the sharply chiseled stone fruit, mineral and menthol flavors. Penetrating, young and very long, finishing with chewy stony grip. This will need at least six years in the cellar.
95 Points | Wine Spectator
94-96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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