Dark golden. Aromas of pear, apricot, tropical fruits, and, mineral. Lacking lively fruit. Medium weight and decent feel. Bright acid was the stand out feature. Acid and tannins on long smooth finish. Definitely under performed for the price and pedigree.
From Magnum- first wine out of the blocks as we sat down. very light yellow color, a waxy vaseline kind of nose. it was warm in the mouth, with a touch of citrus & kerosene.a very full and voluptuous wine. doesn't show much fruit but somehow has great length and mouthfill
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(Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Orée) This is very different in style to the much younger white wines tasted earlier. Here we have more evolved notes on the nose, nuances of honey and gingerbread, and honey-toffee pineapple, all jostling to express the richness of the wine. Despite this, there is also a firm minerally-stony theme to it, giving the wine a fresh and bright frame. On the palate, a very fine and substantial wine, cool and quite grippy, with a huge structure tightening down on the wine at the end. Overall, with its huge depth and evolved complexity, this is a very seductive, gorgeous and supple composition. I do feel, however, that this grandeur will be eclipsed by the 2007s given time.
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