This wine is sublime.
Aromatics offer up a nose of spring honeysuckle blossoms and subtly scented fresh warm figs just plucked from the tree in mid-summer.
Wait a minute or let it warm up to room temperature and then you will smell the salty watermelon of freshly opened kumamoto oysters. Inhale again and find the return of floral aromas like peach blossom followed by fresh apricots.
Clean and crisp entry of thinly sliced tart kumquat juxtaposed over a juicy Asian pear. Once warmed in the mouth, layers of stony minerality shows up, like a slice of apple served on a piece of warm slate. On the finish there is sparkling peach juice just poured over crushed ice with a slice of lime. Wait a while longer and ripe Bosc pear drizzled with honey coat the mouth. Thickness with levity! Great mouth feel without the use of oak or lees stirring, pure nature via gravity doing its deal.
Flavors abound with a repeat of what you smell but now with a dusting of cinnamon bark followed by limestone minerality. The racy acidity at the end cleanses the palate. Finally the finish which is seemingly never ending and reminds me of Manuka honey steeped in hot lemon tea. Fun wine.
Please be aware that this wine was just bottled Wednesday and might go through “bottle shock” in the near term. To counteract this potentiality, please decant with a vigorous aeration and then let it sit for at least half an hour. All will be well.