An appetizing nose suggests parsley and other fresh herbs, hay, and flowers. Nicely balanced, managing to seem both opulent and restrained at the same time. Slightly heady and with a piercing acidity that teases the tip of the tongue and gives the wine intensity on a finish marked by delicate, gritty tannins. Notable for an extraordinarily long finish. Approachable now but likely to reward cellaring.
Food pairing: Aperitif; oysters; grilled, herbed fish; roasted, herbed chicken