90–92. Barrel Sample. From a clay- and limestone-based parcel at la Tour Carnet, this ripe wine is dominated by tropical fruit-flavored Sauvignon Blanc. It has concentration as well as a warm, ripe character, and should be suited to early enjoyment.
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