Baked apples, jammy blueberries, candied lemon zests, and dried jackfruit (think savory oatmeal barely sweetened with brown sugar). There is a hint of pine sap throughout all of this, which is why I scored it above a 90.
I can't even imagine how perfect this would be ten years from now if it were under a screw top.
Clear and nice light gold color. Medium-intensity nose with great complexity. Both earthiness and a wide variety of fruit - citrus, pear. Perhaps a bit too sweet / not quite balanced with acidity, but does have some acidic backbone. Medium finish, and very drinkable through the whole glass. Paired with a triple-cream blue cheese - yum!
12 years old and by no means over the hill! Probably at its peak now.
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