A few shades of apple here – blossom, posh apple juice and gently caramalised apple tart. The fruit shows some different sides though, with some lovely summer berries and honeyed apricot too.There’s a buttermilk sweetness which points to some oak influence, and some clove/juniper/fennel seed spice complexity too. However that side of things is nicely toned-down and the wine feels pure and fresh. Intensity and real length of ripe acidity. It’s quite rare that I find a zero-dosage wine that feels absolutely complete and settled to my palate, but the generosity of this style achieves just that.

16.5

Date Tasted : 04/01/2020

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