This wine is a great interpretation of a dry Vouvray. It’s decadent, luxurious and rich. It’s all about texture, mouth feel and trying to separate the many layers of flavour. The pear and pear skin is an obvious primary flavour on the palate, the oak adds hints of toffee apple and cinnamon and both these compliment the sclereid derived texture, a result of the extended skin contact. Pistachio nuts and savoury notes coupled with the lanolin reveal themselves as the next level and the rich oily texture sits wonderfully and gracefully in the background giving way to a great weight and length with a toasty finish.
A sensational wine enjoyed now or in many years ahead.
Colour – Pale straw with lemon hue
Aroma – Subtle pears, spice and oyster shell like minerality
Palate – Clean rich and decadent subtle fruit and a little spice
Current vintage 2016