Moderate yellow-gold in color, 13.9% ABV. This wine was popped and poured (or unscrewed and poured) and enjoyed with sushi. on those, there're notes of slightly oxidized pears, with a lemon/lime nuance, and a hint of chalky minerality. On the palate, the wine is not as tight and acidic as I would prefer for a Vermentino; it has flavors that echo from the palate, of tart green apples, pears, and lemon. There is a slight flabbiness that comes across in the medium-length finish, making the wine just slightly flabby for what it could and should be. It pairs nicely with seafood/sushi today, but I believe it should be drunk sooner rather than later, as it will not improve from this point, and has likely already reached its prime.
Drinking very well, showing baked lemon and a touch of tropical fruits on a firm frame that is crisp and lively but also a bit supple and long lasting. It's worth giving this some time to open up as it got better after an hour - it may be worth a quick decant or trying it through an aerator. Due to price, QPR is only so-so.
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