Upon opening this was quite volatile and unpleasant. It needed a good 20 minutes to come around, but it's even better when open for going on 2 hours. The color is very dark, much more of an orange wine than a white wine. Aromas are quite rich and lovely, with notes of fermenting guava and other sweet fruit; intense acidity and minerality. Rich hot stone with water poured on top. Palate entry is smooth and lusciously soft, though quite alive and vibrant acidity. Love the large scaled texture of this. Nice acid and puckering minerality. Tart guava again. Huge wall of acid on the finish with tons of minerals. Some stone fruit notes here. Interestingly, it's amazing how well this goes with dark chocolate.
Sea-buckthorn jam, oranges and stonefruits with x-mas spices, slight barnyard vibe, floral notes, hoppy touches. Otto said ketchup. Why not. Dry and medium bodied palate with tannic bite and balanced grainy acidity that I always love. Orange driven fruit with resin, bitter orange, pine and clove notes. Long. Tasty as hell.
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