We took our own bottle to Provence Marinaside to enjoy with friends.
Clear and bright, medium gold and with long lasting bubbles we enjoyed this on the restaurant’s patio on a fine Vancouver summer’s eve.
On the nose, this wine was exceptional – clean and developing, it has medium plus intense aromas of brioche and yeasty fresh bread, almond, ripe macintosh apple, creamy citrus lime and honey.
On the palate, it’s dry with medium minus alcohol and a creamy long lasting mousse in two of our four glasses (I suspect two of the glasses had recently been polished so the static electricity killed the mousse). It has medium plus acidity and medium plus intense flavours of fresh apple pastry, apple sauce, caramel and toffee, lemon creme and cooked yellow grapefruit with a long finish.
WSET ‘Outstanding’ wine – incredible complexity, development and secondary characteristics having been kept on its lees for 8 years in 10c cellars. Stunning. Drink now and often.