Apple and scents of nutmeg and other sweet spices show on a fruity, vibrant, youthful nose. Subtle smoke, lemon, a hint of butter, and a little perfume in the background round out the aromas. Light on the palate, with tart acidity lending verve to pronounced lemon-lime and pear flavors. Refreshing, with a silky texture and precise fruit flavors that persist through a clean, crisp, moderately long finish. Likely to be at peak in 2015–2016.
Food pairing: salad, shellfish, light cheeses