This was a sound bottle. Many of the Huet 2002's are subject to premature oxidation. This bottle was excellent. Chenin Blanc, especially with some residual sugar left, can last for decades. Golden in color, clear and bright and slightly deep. On the nose this has orange peel, crushed shells, salinity and a touch of canned peaches. Medium bodied. Slightly sweet on the palate. Complex. Nice minerality layered with a bit of peach and slight honey. Nice acidic backbone. This worked great with a peach cobbler dessert. Good bottles of this can be enjoyed at any point over the next couple of decades.