94 points Wine Spectator
"Here's a mouthwatering Riesling, framed by firm acidity and displaying flavors of petrol-accented smoke, ripe apple, lemon curd, fleur de sel and white peach. This is centered around a core of stony mineral, with all of the pieces in fine balance. Like a racecar, this is sleek and elegant, but with a lot of power under the hood."
92 points Vinous
"Medium yellow. Superripe, soil-driven aromas of stone fruits, pineapple, peach, mace and crushed stone. Broad, rich and suave on the palate; very ripe, even creamy, but dry. With its building flavors of lemon peel, minerals and crushed stone, this firmly structured riesling really tightens up on the back end. An impressive vin de terroir that should enjoy a slow and graceful evolution in bottle. Francois Barmes has made a consistently superb set of rieslings in 2008, with low residual sugar and strong acidity."
"Lemon curd, even a bit of gooseberry. Pithy, phenolic feel. Lovely chewiness, and developing nicely – nothing oily yet, but with plenty of fruit complexity and saline minerality. 17/20points. (RH)"