Pale, bright yellow. Lemon zest, crushed stone and a high-pitched note of brown spices on the somewhat reticent nose. Juicy, minerally and firm, with sexy ginger spiciness, notes of shiso leaf and underripe pineapple and a crushed-stone quality enlivening the middle palate. Rather backward right now but boasts lovely energy and tactile extract. Finishes firm, savory and long, gaining in creaminess of texture with aeration. This is excellent but today I marginally prefer the Chevalières for its tactile saline minerality and greater length and sweetness.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2026
Floral and quite rich. Should appeal to those who want instant gratification.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2030