(From 2012 Vintage) Cut limes, ripe nashi pears and white peaches greet the nose, amidst aromas of fresh nougat, honeycomb, brioche and rice wafers. Savory lemon rind, figs and quince create complexity, while oak derived toasted hazelnuts and cinnamon spice is diligently incorporated to enhance the balance. The palate is tight and defined, characterized by fresh lime, white nectarine and pears. Luscious texture delivers balanced depth and breadth to the palate. Oatmeal, nutmeg and subtle oak char lie in the background, with all components brought together with a taut and refreshing acid line.
Wine Spectator"Supple, graceful and elegant. An outpouring of lovely flavors on a polished, refined frame, offering quince-accented pineapple and passion fruit against spicy, creamy notes that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 1,000 cases imported."