The vintage doesn’t quite have the same caliber of engine under the bonnet as the 2008, but offers up in its place the sensuousness of 16 years of lees ageing. The wonderful, crystal-clear fruit is ripe and golden, with yellow plum, apricot and expensive peach yoghurt or créme fraîche serving up a moreish, unctuous texture. Freshness and brightness pops up with posh lemon posset and candied yellow grapefruit, whilst a tiny whiff of spiced apple crumble and acacia honey creeps through the door just hinting and some future flavour development. In a lovely place


Date Tasted : 03/03/2019

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