Very different from the last bottle. Grabbed this out of the drinks fridge without really looking, when leaving for lunch at the Pheasant at Harome. Lovely smoky edge, nuanced with metal and grain. Excellent acidity. Went surprisingly well with an Atlantic shrimp and pink grapefruit concoction. Unlike the previous bottle, this seems ready to go, but no hint of premature ageing, and no ox.
Gyllengul farge. Dype og rike aromaer på nesa. Moden gul stenfrukt, litt spice, salt mineralitet og hasselnøtter. Rik og kremete, men fin friskhet i frukten. Bærer fint, oppleves delikat og strammer seg opp mot slutten. Nydelig sitrus i retning av kandisert appelsinskall og sitrondrops i finish. Flott lengde.
Bright, medium straw, lemon tints. Nose is creamy, quite rich but with contrasting freshness, with ripe pear, butter, touch of acacia and medicinal hints as it warms on glass. Medium/full bodied, creamy pear fruit, bright lemony acidity, soft and quite generous with a very good length lemony finish. Excellent if not perhaps the most complex.
Very reductive on first opening, but this soon dissipated. Lemon and stone fruit aromas. Palate is full, with stone fruits, citrus, almond meal. Oak is reasonably prominent today, but not overdone. Long finish.
Aromas of peach, flowers, nuts, charcuterie. It tastes more of lemon and stone fruits. The palate is intense but fine at the same time. The integration of any wood is seamless. And it finishes long too. Overall a delicious wine and amazing at this level.
Notes of minerals on the nose and palate. Floral, flinty, citrus peal, nice acidity and the oak is there, but not too pronounced. I think it is still a little tight and needs a couple more years in the cellar. very nice.