Complex, lime and subtle toasty bottle aged aromas. Talc and spice flavours, slightly confected candy floss character, very firm acid. A little angular on the palate
Toasty and aged character. Quite savoury and dry. The wine looks a little tired and lacking freshness with the dish
Nose shows some development with toast and a touch of creamed honey. There is still plenty of youth on the nose with lime zest and white florals. More kerosene development on the palate which broadens the palate and makes it a little dull. Works well with the fennel but not improved.
Dr Ken Dobler
Complex nose with aromas of tropical fruit and some developed toasty notes. Wonderfully generous palate without being clumsy, excellent length of flavour.
Toasty nose following through to the palate. Good acid drive with a slight grip on the palate. Still youthful with hints of minerality coming through on the finish. A slight honeydew finish. Great balance with the fennel dish. Lifted and bright for an older wine.
Light oily lemony, floral nose. Light, dry, lean spicy, herbal, high acid backbone, touch of minerality. Dry, lean finish. Fennel with Tahini and Sumac: seemed to accentuate astringency.
Mid yellow straw, with bright golden rim Slightly fusel and kerosene but with lemon grass aromas Fresh, acidity and citrus line with complex age notes Great balance and length. Musky smokiness of the dish goes well with the slightly aged notes in the wine.