In the glass it has a shimmering golden hue, and the scents are reminiscent of dried pears and apples, spiced with ginger and lemon balm, and perfumed with vanilla flower. The palate certainly maintains some sweetness, possessing a lightly viscous texture, nicely polished, the grainy orchard fruits spiced with notes of white pepper, aniseed, fennel, mint and liquorice root. The finish, appropriately vigorous for a classically styled wine from a classically styled vintage, is bright, fresh, long and peppery. Overall, this has nice complexity and a long and energetic length.
Score: 94 points -- Chris Kissack, The Wine Doctor, 2018