Orange, almost rusting bronze on the eye, a zesty tangerine peel and candied orange nose that opens into a full bodied lush liqueur of mandarin orange, sweet prune juice and dried pineapple, past its best but still a plateau of long decline, a great 40th birthday treat. Polished it off with chicken liver pate and blue cheese - superb.
Bottle in excellent condition. Initially a little closed on the nose, but opened up nicely with almonds, hint of honey, apricots, pineapple. Deep golden colour. On the palette, beautiful length, pineapple, apricots again, with some orange zest. The acidity was higher than I expected, but that made it actually very elegant and lively. Very interesting wine.
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