Deep golden in color. The nose shows some slight oxidation but not a lot. Some apple cider notes but also fresh pears. On the palate, this is just barely sweet. The apple cider carries thru as does the pears. Good finish. So the big question is whether this was a pristine bottle. At age 13, it probably should have been a bit fresher. On the other hand, it was varietally correct. It seems this was close enough that it is within the variance of a 13 years old top Vouvray. All in all, this should have been better but it was still very good.