Wow, is this wine ever fantastically interesting. If only it was equally delicious as it was interesting. The color is quite orange, like a rose of Pinot Gris. The aromas begin very funky, like a wet cork, but if this is allowed to rest in the glass for an hour or so this note completely dissipates. What you're left with is quite pretty floral, pollen notes, the skin of a pumpkin, and some not very sweet orange marmalade. Actually, the aromas after a few hours open are quite lovely. The palate is rich and thick, nearly oily, with moderate acidity, more undersweet orange marmalade, light minerality, and a dusty squash. Finish shows a bit more funky squash than elsewhere, coating acid and a mouth left a bit unsatisfied after the lovely aroma and palate. I wish this followed through to the end because it's quite enticing initially. I still found the wine very interesting which caused me to drink it rather continuously for hours.
Oily & floral, sure, but fruity too: to me, the fruit was in the mango/peach pit fruit spectrum, not citrus. And for all the body and the lush nose, quite dry. Not very acidic, which I thought would be a shortcoming, but this actually was pretty good accompanying a wide variety of dinners on three nights, including but not at all limited to spicy Indian takeout. Pretty good, on balance, and still drinking well though I wouldn't hold it too much longer.
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