Vibrant pale lemon with aromas of ripe fruits, citrus, sweet spice, nutty and white floral notes, an elegant nose. On the palate, ripe apple, pear, lemon and subtle wet stone with a creamy texture. Long finish, medium-bodied, well balanced with medium+ acidity, ending with great depth and a very light touch of minerality. Nice! — 20 days ago
Lemon curd, bruised apple, flinty reduction tones. — a month ago
The nose was a bit muted until about hour 2 in the decanter. More rewarding on the palate and continued to become more expressive over time, and as its reduction blew over. Asian pear, citrus blossoms, hints of mandarin orange and a spice tinged finish. Lots of tension and racy acidity holds it all together. Last 3rd of the bottle was the best. — a month ago
I think my first btl of this must have been from a friend's stock as I thought I was out of this. On the nose: massive reduction, with loads of struck match...this suggests a gravitas that the wine just can't live up to. Reduction dominates the nose, so there's nothing else to say about that. On the palate, hi-toned meyer lemon, rich lemon tart with butter, but surprisingly light-bodied..leaning a touch thin. Ok finish, which shows some white pepper. OK, but slightly disjointed...moral is: noble reduction and a big punt does not a great white burg make? — 2 months ago
The nose reveals; golden raisins, green & golden apple, candied, sour lemons, lemon meringue, dry apricots, yellow peach, lime candy, cream, vanillin, warm caramel, candle wax, honeycomb, melted white butter, shade of herbaceousness, chalk, saline with white spring flowers, greens & withering yellow florals.
Big, beautiful, rich mouthfeel with excellent viscosity. Beautiful & well polished. Golden raisins, green & golden apple, candied, sour lemons, lemon meringue, dry apricots, yellow peach, lime candy, cream, vanillin, warm caramel, candle wax, honeycomb, melted white butter, shade of herbaceousness, chalk, saline with white spring flowers, greens & withering yellow florals. Cool shower acidity. The balance is excellent as is the consistent, persistent finish. You get some white spice with understated heat with great alluvial limestone minerality on the long set.
Photos of; Domaine Pierre-Yves, library cellar I like to raid, 35-50 year old rootstock and Pierre in one of their Cru Vineyards.
— a month ago