Quite a developed, golden color. Pinot inflected nose: lots of apple, cheese and buttery puff-pastry. Full, very gentle mousse, soft, forthright, welcoming. Swollen yet expressive palate. A touch of cordite on entry; closes with a mix of marzipan, ginger beer and candied citrus. We could have used a bit more zip but this is in a good place now. This is à point; drink these up over the next couple years. Certainly worth exploring if your preferred style includes the oxygenation you get from barrique fermentation. Now – 2015.