Always an interesting wine, this year it showcases floral and melon notes in addition to the usual grassy-citrusy ones. It’s tart enough for dry palates and salty foods but has a round fruitiness and even a little sweetness that make it nice in its own right. Ten percent Semillon adds a nutty, figgy element.
An attempt to create a weighty Graves-like style that has gone awry. 30% Semillon in the blend. Heavy, quite heavily oaked and unbalanced. Loses too much varietal character and ends up like an overprocessed Chardonnay.