Oriel L'Exception 2002

This is a wine of extraordinary elegance, precision, and pure, concentrated fruit. The complex aromas include the entire blueberry/blackberry fruit spectrum as well as scents of violets (or is it acacia flowers?)... beautifully textured, extremely pure, medium-bodied, elegant effort handsomely wrapped in subtle toasty oak. 90-93 pts.

—Robert M. Parker