Wow. Apricot, slate stone and honey on the nose. Hits the palate with honey-like sweetness and transitions into a fresh lemon acidity. The lemon is pure and delicious. The acidity is powerful and well integrated. With the lemon comes a stony note. Somewhere towards the end some green apple hints appear. The weight starts a bit heavier at first with the sweetness and then lightens at the mid palate. Finish is medium to long.
POP. Drank w salmon and spicy shrimp. Still a bit tight. Clean, dry lemons and limes, minerals on palte and finsish, rsg is there but well balanced with acidity. Willrrt to save last bottle for 2+ years.
TN: A few wines at Paul's baconpalooza (Paul's): Salvation on a hot and humid day. Precise and invigorating with quince, almond, mineral and yellow fruit flavors and aromas. It's showing a surprising amount of residual sugar for a Sec and a quick check later on the stats chart I got at the domaine confirms that there's actually13.5 g/l in it. As a comparison, there's only 8.5 g/l in the '09 and 6.0 g/l in the '05. That said, the wine is brilliantly balanced. Just a delight to drink. Solid A-.
Bright, lemony, limey, acidic with honeysuckle and wax. Med-Light bodied with a long lemon finish. Silky with a hint of spritz. Clean and clear and refined. I think this will improve with a few years in bottle, although I have little experience to back this up. Very nice. B