Oxidative style whites and orange wines: Amber colour. Nose of mild caramel, tart orange, orange, olives. Pleasant sweetness and tannin on the palate. This was an extremely interesting, excellent wine. Don't be afraid to try it - especially if you can get a mature bottle!
Could it be that this wine is still too young? Probably not, but it certainly benefits from lots and lots of air. Tasted over three days and it was best on the third. On opening, I was worried that it might be over the hill. Dark amber colored with lots on the nose -- the expected oxidative notes of caramel, butterscotch and honey. On the palate though it was mainly just hot. After 20 minutes or so, the heat dissipated and the palate opened up. Preserved citrus peel, some honey, yeastiness and a long, long salty finish. Second day, it seemed a little flatter, narrower in the mouth and not very complex. Almost like drinking a hefeweizen, or some kind of yeasty, salty beer. Third night though, the wine exploded on the palate -- with complex notes and a depth that mirrored the nose of the first day -- butterscotch, caramel, preserved citrus peel and honey. Still that long salty finish. I have one more and I think I'll keep cellar it for a while longer.
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