Light honey color. Very nice enticing aroma on first swirl. Sweet first sip, not too much so. Overall good…but perhaps past its prime? After a little glass time, I could sense something was slightly off, but also the hint of what made me pick this in the first place. Next time won't wait quite so long to drink it.
pop & pour nose: the aroma of overripe apple is equalled by that of a severely bruised pineapple and fresh caramel. It's heady, and almost too much at first. With a few swirls, my nose hairs get used to it. palate: Not nearly as rich or cloying as the nose might lead you to believe, the acid is pointed, but the direction it is directing me remains unclear. This taut, dry acid seems to be hiding the luscious fruit at least in part, allowing instead a faint rock sensation to touch the back of the tongue. I'm left hoping for a taste of the rich aromas promised earlier. I hope air will improve - right now it lacks cohesiveness, but it is still refreshing.
Not quite as racy as it was a year ago, but still plenty of life, with the expected quince and apple fruit now with a touch of honey on the back end. Perhaps a little more obviously demi-sec now, it's good to drink or hold.
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