The aroma shows a wonderful combination of stone fruits, flint, and sweet straw. The flavors show all the power of the 1999 vintage with a classy balance of plush ripeness and acidity. The creamy oak nuances of the barrel fermentation seem to show up mostly in the lengthy finish.
Rich in texture and spicy in flavor, a frankly barrel-fermented style that emphasizes the toasty, creamy aspects of oak over fruit, finding a harmony of lemon and spice as everything lingers nicely. Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Drink now.