Five years on tasting.
Pale. Some SO2 reduction at first. Dashingly transparent with gossamer fruit, satsuma-citrus-grassy, salted-butter richness, nut-skin flavors and stony detail. The nervy acidity adds thrust. Only the mandarin flavors give a hint that it’s a ’09; otherwise she is punctilious and keen. Doing great at age five; will keep for a couple more years now. Now – 2016.