This has a rich mouth-feel, great complexity, and acids to hold up to the richest food pairing. Drink with stuffed flounder. Highly Recommended (93).
The nose is very floral, with near gardenia-power white flowers, with underlying aromas of ripe peaches. The palate shows wax and citrus fruits, lemon juice and lemon pith. The lemon lingers on the finish, transitioning to hints of roasted almonds as it fades. DH.
There are lots of flavors there, but they are not in pleasing blends and smoothly transitioning layers. Instead, they are all there duking it out in the glass, each vying with the other for your attention. Violets linger on the finish. Tannins are still aggressive, doing their own separate dance. The wood, fruit, and other flavors, along with tannins and acids, need at least five years to settle down and knit together. Until then, no recommendation.