Drunk at Judges Hotel, near Yarm. On the Bin End list, this was their last bottle, stored in the cellars since release. Only just past mid gold in colour, this was still remarkably fresh. A rich nose of honeyed fruit, with white flowers; the palate was dense, equally rich but with good residual minerality keeping the wine deceptively light. A "wow" bottle, amusingly paired with cheeseburger (as we'd ordered the food before seeing this on the wine list!). ****1/2
L'Anima Lunch - Second bottle in a week. Just can't stay away from this wine, it is just that good. A nice oily texture and a nose that was roaring with butterscotch. This bottle revealed even more fruit and was richer than the last one and and was well paired with the grilled scallops.
Wow - to start off with the colour is amazing deep golden and the pour is thick. Incredible rich and full and at peak maturity. The fruit shows well, no rough edges and a bit of toffee taste at the end. First bottle of a case that has been stored in a cold warehouse since release, looking forward to drinking my way through it.
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