Very intense colour here, deep golden, boarding on orange. The nose, however, is younger than the colour indicates. Still a lot of freshness here, with lush tropical, quite ripe fruit; like pineapple, apricot, yellow fruity notes. With a hint of spiciness, such as saffron. So it feels like a quite ripe or over-ripe. Not in the negative sense, just the addition of botrytis over-ripeness aromatically. Quite complex with a certain evolution. Despite the indication of sweetness on the nose. It is a classically bone-dry wine. It has a good extract so quite fine tannic presence here. I would say a positive bitterness. With some hints of candied orange peel, citrus and quite bold in terms of texture. Rounded with lush and tropical fruit. It does have a few years of age to it for sure. I really like this aromatic complexity suggesting it is a sweet wine even though it finishes dry. Good grip. Very good length as well. Persistent, certainly complex today, and should remain like this for the coming years. Nothing we need to stress to drink, because it does have a well-built structure. Very interesting.
Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.