Lemon-yellow with golden hints. An ample, au courant nose: yellow stone fruit, singed toast, herb butter and distilled hazelnut. Quite oaky. Vital on the palate, plush and concentrated: nashi pear, maize, apple puff pastry. That oak signature is our biggest issue: it’s not clumsy or heavy-handed but it’s built to ‘stand proud’ and so it vies, almost competes, for attention. Preferred this Genevrières after a couple hours: I thought the oak blew off a bit (Barb disagrees) to become more herbal (sweet basil). Citric, lemony acidity. Positive grip. A silex minerality. A fine Genevrières for sure even though we increasingly realize this is not our preferred style. Now – 2016.