Yellow color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose showing a bit of honey up front with added notes of spice and a bit of flowers. Flavors of light honey notes, a bit of lemon rind and some roasted almonds. Medium acidity and body. Drink now. Not quite as good as earlier bottles but still good. Took on a completely new dimension with the food, really highlighting the spice notes in both.
The first birth year wine. Waxy apples, and great freshness of fruit, balanced with acidity and keeping a great freshness. Nearly all of the Rs is absorbed at this point, ;leaving a mouth watering fresh and very complicated wine. I wish I had more time with this bottle and could watch it develop over a couple days. The next blle will receive that treatment. 92 pts.
5th Annual Italian Offline Pre-Game (Simple Bistro, Toronto, Canada): Gold colour. Aromas of lanolin, apple juice, flowers. Full-bodied, unctuous, with apple juice/cider, apricot puree coming out from a wine of great purity and complexity. With time, it even shows hints of a buttered sesame bagel from St. Viateur in Montreal. Long finish, ~45+ seconds. Delicious!
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