ANTONIO GALLONI'S VINOUS MEDIA 91 POINTS - "Very pale, bright straw-yellow. Subtle stone fruits, orange zest and ginger on the bracing nose, plus a trace of medicinal herbs. Shows a distinct sweetness on entry, then the firm acidity and spiciness take over in the middle palate, enlivening the very pure stone fruit and ripe citrus flavors. Much better than an earlier sample I tasted at the winery, which showed a more intrusive Chartreuse herbal note that seemed a bit raw. This is sappy, ripe and delicious right now but has the stuffing to gain in complexity with bottle age. Incidentally, Gilles Nicault poured a bottle of the 2010 release next to the '18 and it was still in excellent shape, beginning with a bright, pale, green-tinged yellow color. It offered fresh aromas of lime, saffron and resiny herbs, and on the palate was dense but juicy, with ginger and medicinal herb notes that struck me as quite Germanic.) (12.5% alcohol; 40% from Geisenheim clones in the Benches, 38% from a 1972 planting in Dionysus vineyard, and the rest from Yakima Valley fruit that Gilles Nicault likes for its acidity and citrus character; 3.05 pH with 11 g/l r.s.)"