(2012 Vintage) This is aromatically fresher, finer and more elegant with a slightly austere and reserved nose of green fruit and oyster shell where the latter component also characterizes the delicious, serious and almost aggressively mineral flavors that culminate in a penetrating and explosive finish. A striking and austere wine with really beautiful acid/fruit/dry extract balance.
International Wine Cellar(2000 Vintage) Rating: 93(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002. ( 12.7% alcohol following modest chaptalization) Very ripe but quite reticent on the nose; more wet stone than oak influence here. At once precise and powerful, with a cool, minerally character and plenty of inner-mouth perfume. Round and chewy, supported by lovely mineral backbone. Very long, youthfully unevolved finish suggests that there even more to come.