Handpicked, in the last week of March, 2015. Cool vineyard yeast fermentation. Ten months on original lees in French barriques, 10% new; bottled unfined. Alcohol: 14.5%, TA: 5.0 g/L, Production: 982 x 6 pack cases.
Luminous straw yellow.
Immediately complex aromatics: yellow plum, ripe quince, borage honey, polenta/milled corn, and an enlivening iodine/seashore note. With air, richer and broader, while remaining multifaceted. Also a clean, wet copper coin character. Engaging and seductive.
On the palate, opulent and gregarious, lush but detailed, flattering, but in a considered way. Yellow plum and honey again, acacia this time. Also a buttery, puff pastry/croissant character. Luxurious, indulgent, but sage, this is the gnostic siren in our range of wines.