The luminous sweetness of tropical fruit – green mango, melon, pineapple – instantly shines. It then cedes to more temperate notes, the tingle of orange zest, the mist of a mandarin orange.
The wine breathes, revealing its freshness. The bloom after the rain. A tactile sensation of peony, jasmine and lilac.
The wine immediately imposes its ample presence, full and massive. A sappy sensation dominates as the tactile is rapidly overtaken by the aromatic. The body unfolds : generous, firm and controlled. Then it contracts, letting the wine vibrate with spices and pepper.
The energy is sustained to a scintillating, saline finish.
-- Vincent Chaperon, August 2019