Holy smokes. I love this wine, but this was the best showing for it yet. Light golden/green in color. Lemon cream, vanilla and slight smoke on the nose. On the palate, this has a slightly oily texture which is great. Crisp acidity. The lemon and vanilla come thru over a slight charred wood quality. Deep and complex, this is the most developed bottle I have had although certainly not old. Layers of fruit, wood and char. Long finish. Went great with roasted Shihitto peppers. If this is a glimpse where this is heading then patience will be rewarded but no harm in opening now.
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