Wine Spectator 92 points - Hints of raw almond and iodine lace notes of white cherry, golden raisin, graphite and toasted brioche in this firm, finely textured version. Ripe apple and lemon meringue notes push through on the finish. Disgorged December 2010. Drink now through 2025. -AN
(Jul 31 2013)
Vinous 93 points - Bright yellow-gold. Intense aromas of citrus fruits, pear skin, honey and chalky minerals, with a suave floral character and mounting spiciness. Deeply concentrated and powerful on the palate but showing superb vivacity to its nectarine, pear and orange zest flavors. Closes on a smoky, minerally note, with outstanding focus and persistence.