A very complete wine, impressively crisp, fresh and at the same time rich. There is a spice element that lifts and adds complexity to the green fruits, apples and juicy plums. And then the tense structure kicks in, giving a smoky, mineral aftertaste.
Intense and concentrated, this epitomizes the richness of 2005. The wine starts soft, with more spice than fruit, then flavors of peach and quince come through, followed by an almost tropical element. The intensity stays right through the finish of this impressive, powerful wine.