Relative to my prior note, this showed substantially more oak on both the nose and the palate. The pleasant underlying stone and floral elements were still there, but altogether I found this less balanced and more brusque than my previous experience. The acidity is still solid and persistent, keeping this from becoming too flabby. Nonetheless, I would hope for more bottles like the prior one and less like this, given my druthers.
Yellow green colored. The nose show nice things such as citrus, salted butter and hay. It also reminds seaside. The palate is quiet but fair with mainly oak acorn. A little oily with nice acidity. We can give it some time.
Medium maize color. Intense, concentrated, layered nose of honeysuckle, key lime, pavlova, freshly-cut grass, salted butter, and limestone. The palate is a bit one-dimensional by comparison, weighted heavily towards the back of the mouth. There's a wave of round, oaky richness punctuated by an acidic, stony pop at the end before finishing curtly. Concentration is still there, however. This is young, so it may need time to come out of its shell. Lots of promise, certainly one worth revisiting in the back half of the decade.
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