(these vines are between 70 and 80 years of age): Bright lemon-yellow. Very ripe but subdued aromas of lemon drop, lavender and crushed herbs. Densely packed and powerful, displaying a lovely sugar/acid balance and penetrating minerality. Barnier blocked part of the malolactic fermentation here. Great spine for long aging. (this got a bit of blocked ML). This salty, extract-rich, almost tannic wine has the spine for long aging. From deep soil.
Score: 92+? points -- Stephen Tanzer. Tasting date: May 2015