White Rhones can be tricky, but this one was hitting on all cylinders from the get-go.  This is made from the Marsanne grape. Yellow/silver/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is great with an initial hit of vanilla, followed by quince, slight wax, pears, and floral notes.  With air, more spice and minerality emerge and the vanilla is less.  Velvety, slightly oily texture which is so nice.  Great balance and acidity.  On the palate, this is almost seamless.  The vanilla, minerality and quince comes thru.  Long finish.  Deep and complex if tightly wound right now.  It is so hard to say how these wines age, but this likely flirts with 100 in ten to fifteen years.  Very nice on its own, this would be awesome with lobster, but also spicy Thai food.  

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