83% Sémillon. Slightly smoky. Lemon, mineral and already a hint of lanolin though the wine is still pretty tightly furled. Bright, electric freshness on the palate, though relatively subtle, showing a touch of grapefruit and grass as it opens up. Gently creamy, herbal finish. Long. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020
Very pale, bright yellow. Extremely reticent nose hints at lemon and lanolin with air. Densely packed yet weightless, with terrific cut and an oyster shell minerality contributing to an extremely dry impression. Very penetrating, minerally wine in need of extended bottle aging. I wouldn’t go anywhere near this now.