Explosive and subtle at once-- just in different ways. We harvested this fruit early, in advance of a sudden heatwave. We worried that it was perhaps too early, that the wine would be thin, or even worse, green.
But 12 months' maturation has revealed it as a total triumph. We are so delighted. The wine is perhaps lighter in body than any previous vintage, but the flavors are fully developed and etched, arranged, juxtaposed with the highest degree of precision and complexity. The wine is beautifully perfumed, without a trace of green.