First dessert wine I ever bought, and kept it professionally cellared for 13 years. I was expecting something a little richer and sweeter, but the complexity was a pleasant surprise. I could sit and drink a small glass very slowly.
Nose of passion fruit, apple,mango, with hints of pineapple. Palate had a toasted straw/hay/wheat flavor with a light apricot-like taste, definitely tasted some minerals. Body was on the light, ethereal side, acid just a tad too high. Finish was medium, with a very slight acrid, sour note at the very end. I imagine this to go well with nothing more heavy than a sorbet. A bit simple.
Cellar Reduction, The Fun Way (Santa Ynez Valley): Effortlessly elegant, more restrained than lush, with pleasing minerality accompanying notes of apple and muted citrus, crushed pebbles and honeyed pear. Fine acidity. Lengthy, satisfying finish.
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(Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume) From 375 ml - medium orange color; mature, tangerine, marmalade, baked orange nose; mature, somewhat oxidized, orange marmalade, tangerine marmalade, tart cherry palate; long finish