Hedonistic for sure but also just rounding the corner into maturity. And delicious too. Wish I had more. And the obvious conclusion is sit on them for several years until they are ready. Great stuff here.
It now has a golding-yellow color. The wine seems more open than in prior tastings. I decanted the wine and waited for it to get to warm up to about 65 degrees from the cellar temperature. Aromas and flavors of creme brulee, baked apple, poached pear, honey, minerals and vanillin oak. Graceful and somewhat creamy in the mouth. Rich and intense fruit. Excellent acid and structure. A long and extended finish that has some oak on it. A nice pairing with Paiche fish.
With Apple/Onion/Brie soup. Nice straw color to the eye,. Decent but not perfumed nose, a bit of peach. Medium weight - but this did not go at all well with the food we had. Bad choice on my part. After dinner we finished the bottle, and it was much nicer. I know the community is showing this as a 90+ wine (Outstanding). Compared to the best chardonnays I've had, I would call this a very good wine - but I think I need to start censoring my score inflation a bit - so I call it 88. Very good - certainly. Outstanding? don't think so.
Another vote for super-tight. I get baked apple and some tropical notes, but not as much nuance or complexity as I would like. Where the class and pedigree really show up for me is in the incredible length -- finish just goes on and on...
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