...supernova of sensation with each sip...starting with the vivid streak of mouthwatering acidity that drives a rich panoply of ripe black currant, mandarin orange peel and grilled nut flavors, accented by hints of candied ginger, briny oyster shell, verbena and ground cardamom. This burns bright from start to finish, yet its fine integration and lovely, raw silk–like mousse pull it all together into a seamless, vibrant package.
The bouquet remains beautifully precise and bottomless, offering up scents of apple, tart pear, lemon, a beautiful base of chalky minerality, patissière, dried flowers, blossoming smokiness, just a touch of caraway seed in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and structured, with a snappy girdle of acidity, a rock solid core, great mineral drive and grip, elegant mousse and a very, long, bright and seamlessly balanced finish of enormous potential complexity.
Bright and sculpted, with tremendous precision...dazzles from start to finish...magnificent beauty.
...intense... Freshness works with the richness to give concentration, density...
Offering up aromas of citrus oil, freshly baked bread, orange zest, dried white flowers and a discreet hint of buttered toast...medium to full-bodied, racy and saline, with a pretty pinpoint mousse... Will it unfurl with time to reveal more mid-palate volume and authority...
Intense evolved nose...nuttiness and lots of lime flavour. Masses of acidity still but real depth too... This one should run and run. Extremely zesty.