91-93 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013
Good bright medium yellow. Pineapple, menthol and crushed stone on the nose, lifted by ginger and quinine notes. Then thick but fresh in the mouth, with vibrant acidity framing the ripe peach, pineapple, clove oil and ginger flavors. This impressively broad, lively wine's explosive finish suggests that it has considerable potential. But it's still in the very ripe, chewy style of this set of 2012s.
91-93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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