(2012 Vintage) Bright gold in color. Intense aromas of honeysuckle, bee pollen and apricot nectar are lightly tinged with sea salt and interwoven with notes of baked graham cracker. The ultra plush mouthfeel has light tones of honeycomb and juicy summer fruits reminiscent of Crane melon and grilled peach, yet retains an austerity driven by the bright acidity characteristic of this vintage. The long finish lingers with flavors of freshly baked bread, cold winter smoke and clean wet stone.
Wine Spectator"Lots to admire in this ripe, rich, full-blown style. It serves up layers of complex fig, citrus, hazelnut, pear and appley flavors, finishing long and detailed. Drink now through 2006. "
Wine AdvocateRating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03