2008 Sauternes and Barsacs (May 2010)

Bright golden yellow. Fresh apricot, orange oil, hazelnut and racy spices on the tangy nose. Silky, lush and deep, with superb balancing acidity keeping this utterly seamless wine light on its feet. Showing more spice than apricot fruit now but this refined, very long wine is dusty with material and very long and subtle on the aftertaste. Its balance makes it attractive already but I’d hold it for at least another five to seven years to give it a chance to absorb some of its spicy oak.