Creamy, buttery, some oak and bright, golden fruit; a bit better than the other bottle I had and much more appreciated by the crowd tonight. That said, it is still a lighter style and not especially complex.
A really nice pale gold with a bouquet of cream and a little butter, banana and sweet fruits. It is medium bodied and also has nice slow legs. The forward palate is a little hot with more cream and butterscotch coming through. I have to agree with an earlier note about the extra time possibly moderating the heat. It is fairly well balanced and has a nice medium finish that ends with a little oak. If it was not for the heat, I would score it higher.
This is clearly a well made wine but currently shows excess oak that may integrate better with additional time. I get a lot of not-unpleasant butterscotch on the nose and mid-palate but the finish has a harsh wood flavor. 87 today, 89+ if the oak subsides/integrates better.
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