Loved this wine at this stage of its development. It has rounded out well and gained depth. Popped and poured. Lots of apple. Granny Smith tart and Red delicious sweet at the same time. Bracing citrus acidity and some pineapples. Floral nose. Quite a lot of depth of flavor.Minerality and almost salinity evocative of the ocean. I was thinking a good pairing for shellfish/paella.
Exotic, subtropical nose of pineapple, keylime zest, overripe cherimoya, hint of butyric/rancid butter and tinned fruits. Light to medium bodied, tasting of cherimoya, cream soda, vanilla blossom, with good acidity (for the variety), although it lacks persistence. Lacks something in freshness and length, but more interesting than I expected. Might have another couple of years ahead, but this seems already at or slightly past peak.
I guess I wanted something with a bit more stuffing after a hard week in the office because this seemed a bit light. It's a verdelho with minerals but it was not as strong in the fruit and floral components as it could have been. It was easy to drink with no negative characteristics but was a bit overpowered by chicken sauteed with heavily herbed bread crumbs. Not a bad wine, but not a great wine either. I wonder if these are taking some time off to sleep or perhaps they really need to be finished off while young.
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