1997 and 1996 Sauternes (Jul 1999)

Healthy pale color. Ethereal, highly complex nose combines floral and herbal scents with notes of pineapple, marzipan, mint and spicy oak. Moderately viscous, sweet and shapely; concentrated and fresh. Like the ’97, this is silky and suave. The very long, ripe finish hints at honey and caramel.