An immediate ascent of delicate white strawberry and white raspberry pastille fruits. Yes, overtly cool-climate pinot noir. Quickly following, a garnish of fresh thyme flowers and Hungarian sweet paprika. And something else, admittedly hard to identify ‚Äì an aroma lying somewhere between saffron and mustard seed. If only spectrophotometer could ... !?! Oak? Perhaps a scent of star anise may be a link? Upon sitting, the faintest waft of pencil shavings confirms a definite Quercus robur or sessiliflora connection.
PALATE Medium-bodied. Weight and texture no doubt positively influenced by an appealing glycerolic contribution. Felt like, rather than velvety tannins, with cherry and strawberry fruits inducing a refreshing mouth-watering/salivating grip. ‚ÄòUnderneath‚Äô - impressions of tilled wet-earth and aligned parsnip/turnip (kohlrabi) flavours. Oak imparts a structural rather than a flavour imprint ‚Äì was that 17% or 0.17% new oak