Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - Very nice golden hue for color but the oak on the nose seem to dominate over the 3 hours the bottle was consumed. As the wine warmed it subsided a little and the pear, lemon peel, floral notes, and hint of butter appeared, but wrapped in oak.
Nice texture and acidity on the palate and all the profiles on the nose were apparent along with some tart apples on the finish, but only when the wine warmed a bit. Nice finish but the oak lingers a little to long for my taste. However for comparable type wines that I have had, this does stand head and shoulders above them in a good way.