For the first time in eight vintages, roussanne bests viognier in Figaro, with the former sourced entirely puncheon fermented, and the remaining 20% Viognier partially fermented in neutral oak barrels. Lush yet sleek, with orange blossoms, ripe pear, apricot all held in check by a potent stream of tangerine acidity. There's a bed of river stones basing this fuller white, lending a dusting of stony salts on the finish. Would be ideal with spot prawns, or a papaya salad.
Score: 90 points -- Treve Ring, gismondionwine.com