Just a great showing for this wine. It can be difficult to know when to open a white Hermitage with age on it. The wines are mysterious, shutting down and opening up on their own schedule. This bottle seemed old at first but kept getting "younger" as it opened. Golden in color (darker than expected), clear and bright. The nose is interesting with pears, slight orange peel, hints of wax and maybe a bit of a floral tone. Full bodied. On the palate, at first this seemed a bit oxidized but not shot. With air, those flavors disappeared to be followed by pears, slight citrus and char. Good finish. This is nice on its own but will be better with food. It would benefit from a more complex dish. A sweet potato casserole would be a nice choice.