Very tasty wine with nutty and oxidized flavors. Minerals as well. Good acidity and some sweetness. If you like the oxidized style this definitely is your thing and the Papillon can age beautifully in general, although imho this bottle lacked a bit in freshness. No score.
I had no idea what his wine held in store for me. I mistook this for a dessert wine , based on previous experiences with this winemaker, and this could not be more different.
Took a bit to get this wine ( a few hours after opening, at home, with some time). Spicy, almost like lightly mulled wine, cardamon and cloves, grapefruit. Pleasingly wooly oxidative feel. Good honeyed background. So peppery, dances on the palate. So powerful. Fabulous. New experience with this subregion of wine. Took a bit of exploring to appreciate. So glad to discover something different. A new treasure. Another bottle left. There is some 2008 of this locally available, Going to have to see what it holds.
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