Bright lemon core with a clear meniscus. Matchsticks, stoned fruits and fresh lemon peel on the nose with an underlying tone of cream and melon skin. Quite lemony on the palate with very good acidity and structure. Oak profile was definitely there but not overpowering. You’ll probably think I’m crazy but I took a bite of the gingernut cookies I had and it didn’t clash with the wine 🙂 I was, however, surprised to find a diam cork closure on the higher-end bottlings from this negociant since I don’t remember seeing one on their various 2006 bottlings. Sigh.
A deep golden yellow that gave pronounced aromas of vanilla and coconut when it was first opened. Like a shy little girl, the wine soon blossomed into a fine beautiful graceful lady with notes of ripe pineapples and honey with a subtle touch of lemon. On the palate it was nutty and had that slight almond-bitter finish. A lot of white fruits on the tongue though acidity was more of a medium (-) and the length wasn’t as long as I hoped it would be. Definitely had more than enough complexity (some light kerosene or petrol notes were observed towards the end of the bottle) to go with the morroccan watercress and chickpeas (with an olive and coriander loaf) and the tinned razor clams I got from Alain. I was floored by this wine. If it was a blind tasting, I would have thought it was a young
sauternes riesling just from the aromas alone (see…I can be quite bad at this).