Medium gold color. Nose of dried apricot, orange peel, guava, some green tea, oyster brine and sea shell aromas as well. Intense aromatics. Full bodied and creamy but great acid, which sings and zips across the palate. Apricot, nectarine, guava, drizzled with lime, I also get creamy white tea and honeycomb notes. Add in oyster shell, mountain stream and smashed chalk. The green tea and white pepper elements are nuanced and don’t overpower the wine. Long, lingering minerality here. I was thinking this would be a bit too tired (as a 2011 recently was) but I found is still impressive and alive (although not sure what's to be gained from further cellaring). Some dried pineapple and honey, waxy notes, from age but still singing. Long, salty finish with oyster brine and chalk. Gets even more expressive with air. Very pretty .
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