Certainly not as good as the 2017, I am wondering if I got an "off" bottle although there are no noticeable flaws. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has pears, apples with some minerality. Also some fresh cut lumber. Full bodied. On the palate, this is solid. Apples with a touch of cut. Moderate finish. This is should appeal to a wide variety of people (although the price won't). Drink over the next ten years. It works better on its own but would work well with grilled salmon.