Very racy, alluring, complex nose with some reductive struck-match character. Rather splits the difference between Marlborough and Sancerre. Creamy undertow with exciting top notes. Extraordinary tension on the palate. Dry but not drying finish. Long. Very accomplished and intense.
Medium-yellow colour, with a strong bouquet of smoky toasty oak and possibly some underlying sulfides. The wine is full-bodied, rich and well-concentrated, with amplitude, roundness and length. A bigger style: a full-blooded traditional chardonnay with liberal oak and artifact. It's not subtle but very easy to love.