Refreshing, perfect temp, medium bodied more stone fruit than citrus, full, rich pleasant mouth feel; showing really well as other recent bottles have been less than OK; just what the chef needed while preparing a super lunch.
Brilliant wines on a cold Wellington Night (Normandale, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand): Very tight wine with a slightly bitter edge and finish. Sauteed apple nose with spice, very crisp palate with huge intensity and focus. The flavors currently need time to integrate. Unusual style that currently does not float my boat but this could well become outstanding with time. This is not a wine that I would have in my cellar as I simply do not particularly like the flavours but I can see why many would call this outstanding. 89+?
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