Minerally, dusty, great spices, balanced fruit; tannic, very young but fresh, good fruit, midpalate drops a tad, balanced finish. Much potential but needs many years. I thought this was an excellent wine, especially for the price. 92+
Very aromatic, red fruit, dusty, underlying hint of green that complements the other flavors well; good fruit, nice complexity, balanced. Too young to really evaluate well, but I like the style. 93-95.
Aromatic, baked spices, red fruits, hint underlying minerality; lovely fruits, still structured and needs many years; finish is quite long. This will one day be excellent, but for now it is very good. I would not open a bottle for 5-10 years minimum. 94-96.
Deep gold color but with no hint of orange; intense apricot, complex lovely nose, nice spices; palate is fresh, can taste the sauvignon blanc, intense at first then a balanced minerally midpalate, great density; clean finish with moderate-long length. This is a superb sauternes and a very good Yquem. This has a long development ahead and while drinking nicely, has likely years more integration ahead of it. 94-95