|97-99 points Robert Parker: One of the outstanding successes of the 2009 vintage, this may surpass the superlative 2007. It has a more understated nose at the moment, but is very well defined with honey, white peach, orange peel and crushed stones. The palate has a viscous entry, is very well balanced, very powerful with great depth and effervescent minerality. Layers of botrytis layer across the mellifluous finish that is beautifully defined and sensuous. Fabulous.
96-98 Wine Enthusiast: Complex wine, packed with sweetness, apricots and the ripest, smooth honey. Beautifully rich and ripe, finished with acidity. A great wine.
94-97 points Wine Spectator: Pear and lemon pie aromas and flavors. Full and powerful, with lots of sweet fruit and a long, spicy finish. Racy, layered and beautiful.