93–95. Barrel Sample. Fresh lime tones bring a touch of bitterness to this otherwise ripe and opulent wine. Lively lime intensity on the palate adds considerable freshness to the very sweet yellow fruits and crisp pear that pervade. It is going to be a very fine, concentrated and intense wine.
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