Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 2008 its chiseled, bright profile.
The palate has a very smoothly delivered, berry-pastry thread with light, sweet spices, stone fruit and fine citrus fruit. This really delivers.
This is a rich, powerful wine that still shows incredible purity and elegance, with a stacked, concentrated feel on the palate.
...wafts from the glass with an incipiently complex bouquet of Meyer lemon, green apple, dried white flowers and oyster shell...
...vivid acidity swathed in a fine, creamy mousse and flavors of toasted brioche, kumquat, pastry cream, candied ginger and poached plum that dance across the palate.
There's a hint of something marine on the nose (Michael Broadbent's oyster shells?) and then extremely tight and lacy - it somehow reminded me of a sponge because of springy texture.