Took a long time to awaken, which scared me because we have quite a few bottles and I thought maybe it had all gone to pot. It's very soft, but showing nice flavors. Still very primary and showing lots of lanolin and dried flowers, chamomile--it's a Grandmother's clean laundry sort of experience.
Peach on the nose, and on the palate, a touch of honey, ripe peaches and a slight nuttiness on the palate leading to a steely, stony finish with plenty of acid. Still, it was a bit more subdued compared to other Savennieres that I've had. Killed too young? Just a few days ago I had a 99 Roche aux Moines that was explosive in its intensity and power. This one had some of the same notes but it seemed like they were struggling to get out. Still, it was very pleasant and refined.
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