The first inhalations offer mineral-like scents of slate, limestone, chalk and granite; following aeration, hints of lemon peel, white pepper and juniper emerge. The palate entry is surprisingly fruity, sappy and corn sweet; the midpalate features traces of orange, angelica, orris and pine. Ends powerful, rich and spicy. An intriguing concept (51% abv) that works.
85-89 points, Wine Enthusiast (Jun 2007)