Robert Parker 99-100
Outstanding – once again. I laughed when the barrel sample of 2007 Essencia “glooped” into my glass. There are not many wines that do that. Nosing the wine, it has a heady bouquet of honey, molasses, orange blossom and Japanese plum. The palate redefines unctuousness – in fact, it is almost over-powering at the moment, with intense honey, orange zest and marmalade. It clings to the mouth and threatens to make everything that you ingest henceforth taste of Essencia. It is as utterly ridiculous as it is utterly profound. The intention is to release this wine in 2014.