Wine experts say this White wine is oaky at first, with aromas of vanilla and plastic that quickly burn off to reveal cigar box, burned rubber and charred meat on the palate. The finish is resiny, with a mild flavor profile of sawdust. Rustic and heavy, with chocolaty toast, sweet wood and cigar box aromas. Feels soft, plush and warm, with ripe blackberry, herbal and chocolate flavors. Finishes dry, with some burn. 4 wines in, this deserves a higher score. The deep ruby color belies the cru of this wine, a dense bundle of dense fruit that wraps around the tongue, probing the palate for complexity. Apple, pear and peach power through, with slight residual heat from ripe lees aging. Opening with a waft of freshly perfumed freesia, this opens with mature yellow-stone aromas of passionfruit, honey and clementine.