Crisp brisk and minerally, fresh bright citrus fruit notes, a little floral, some nice blossom notes, but very clean pure and inviting. Generous weight and texture on the palate, mouth-filling fruit and acidity, a touch on the warm side perhaps dude to vintage conditions. Delivers everything you would hope for at this level. Ageable too.
Chateau du Nozet 2006
Slightly deeper and more giving on the nose, less precise and mineralic, riper and slightly more floral components. Also showing a very slight maturity to it, perhaps oxidative? Richer rounder deeper, a little creamier with a very late honey element to it. Not as bright and crisp as the first wine. Ageing nicely, still plenty of acidity.
Grand Millesime 2005 (late release)
Still a little closed, but also very subtle and complex. Showing the floral elements but without the intense mineral components. Round and inviting on the nose, but still good fruit. Still wonderfully crisp and fresh, contained and assured, wonderfully dense and complex minerality, builds a little on the palate. Still far too early, needs another five years to begin to open up a little more.
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