The light gold shade to the core of this wine is followed by intense aromatics, with more tropical notes of mango and papaya at first. This is followed by honeycomb and wonderful soapstone minerality. This wine is always plush and mouth filling and this year it is no different, with more stone fruit and white pepper on the palate. With a 38% malo-lactic fermentation there was sufficient residual malic to provide a great backbone of acidity. This wine will age beautifully over the next 4-5 years (2019-2020).