From the packaging alone you know you’re onto something special! A clear, medium, lemon (almost gold) wine with fine tears appearing.
Clean with medium+ intensity of stone fruit (peach, nectarine), blossom, a touch of oak induced toast and a hint of marzipan – developing nicely.
On the palate the stone fruit comes through with some added citrus and the restrained buttery mouthfeel provided by the partial malo.
High alcohol (14.1%), med+ acid, body and flavours with a med+ finish.
A very good wine which is drinking well now but could be cellared for over decade. A restrained, balanced and almost Burgundian example of this varietal. 95 points.
We served this with a seafood chowder – the acid balancing the fats and the restrained malo complementing the dish’s creaminess. The overall assessment – delicious!