The bouquet offers tightly wound aromas of light caramel and unsweetened baker’s chocolate; following aeration the bouquet turns slightly baked and caramelized. The palate entry is supple, semisweet and mildly honeyed; the midpalate features detectable flavors of coconut, peach cobbler and dark caramel. Concludes with beany notes of coffee and cocoa.
90-95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2007)
Salty butter roasted nut, marzipan, and dried peach aromas follow through on a soft entry to a dry medium body with dried citrus, nut oil, apple skin, and peppery spice notes and a warming mineral-and-botanical-laden spa water, toffee, and hay accented finish.
92 points, Beverage Testing Institute (May 2010)