COLOUR AND CONDITION:
Light to medium straw hue; green tints; bright condition.
Perfumed with lifted, floral scents of lychees, limes, frangipani and lavender combined with guava lemon curd and caramel and a background of toasty oak notes.
This is fresh and crisp with medium to full body and lifted acidity, giving a Chablis-like flintiness; there are generous lime, lychee, honey dew melon, caramel and preserved lemon flavours filling the mid palate, making the wine relatively round and generous and there is a touch of oak and tannin on the finish.
The bright fruit notes are very attractive and certainly give the wine early drinking appeal. However, the fresh acidity and firm tannin will allow it to cellar for at least 10 years. This will see the palate soften and overall complexity will improve with the emergence of a bottle bouquet of toast and butter.