Wine experts say this White wine delivers as advertised as ushering in a new style for this popular vineyard. In fact, the extra year in the bottle shows no more than a taste of tropical fruits; indeed, the bottle comes with nicely developed acidity. The wine, with its clean, fresh aftertaste and suggestion of some green herbs, is ready to drink. Berry, plum and mocha on the nose immediately signals immediate pleasure, and it does last. The fruit is solid and right, with soft floral hints and a soft, easy texture. This is a simple, no-fuss wine that is ready to drink now. A very saturated, intensely oaky wine, this has a deep color, lusty aromas of blueberry, grilled meat and mature black plum, and it comes with of course an intense, austere, most classic taste of schist and minerality.