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- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
93 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: October 8, 2001
Clear. Subdued grain and ester nose. Very smooth and lively on the attack with a light- to medium-bodied palate and subtly sweet grain notes. Finishes with a great persistence that reveals powdered sugar notes. Exceptionally smooth, balanced, and clean.
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: May, 2005
The first sniffings unearth a soft, slightly sour and vegetal aroma; more time adds minor scents of ash and unsmoked cigarette. The bittersweet palate entry taste flashes on cocoa bean and sap; at midpalate toasty, sooty flavors of tobacco leaf, wood smoke, wood resin and vanilla are found. Ends up semisweet, succulent and roughly spirity.
Santé: April, 2006
Very clean nose with a hint of citrus. Clean, rich, and thick on the palate with a note of citrus peel in the finish.
Santé: January, 2001
Lemon and lime zest on a compelling “come try me” nose. Very balanced with flavors of citrus and the texture of heavy cream.