Tasting Notes

The colour is medium to full yellow with a golden tinge. The bouquet is very mellow and complex, loaded with toasty/bready aromas, and some nutty aldehydes, while the palate is full and rich, ample and rounded, generous and satisfyingly proportioned. The balance of acidity and sweetness with the flavour is outstanding and the harmony of the finish is lovely, leaving a long, clean aftertaste. There's a distinctive juiciness in the mid-palate. This is forward for an '08 but it's a lovely drink. (50% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay, 10% meunier; dosage 7 grams/litre). Tasted October 2018. Huon Hooke