Grapes - Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc Appearance - clear and very bright yellow stewed color with som golden tinges.
Nose - clean, youthful with medium plus intensity precise aromas resembling citrus fruits, fresh cut grass, some apricot, a hint of floral perfume, a waxy touch kind of beeswax and just a slight note of toasty oak. Interesting aromatics.
Palate - dry, medium plus acidity, a medium plus body and warming alcohol. Flavor wise shows medium plus intensity. Maintaining the citrus notes and the stone fruit character, it is flowery, shows nicely integrated toasty and vanilla oak notes, freshly herby, a tad mineral, stony, and the medium plus length is spiked by some white pepper notes.
Conclusions (17,5/20) - very good quality, refreshingly mouthwatering, vibrant fruit very well balanced by just enough oak aging, which is just giving structure and slightly toasty hints, discrete and pleasing. I find some more volume on the palate, maybe Viognier won the battle this year, but perfectly balanced by the Sauvignon vivacity. It is ready to drink now, but I find some interest in keeping it for 3 to 4 years to see it developing and mellowing. Pairing wise I'm thinking of oven baked fatty fish but not that rich on the sauce.