Its dazzling old gold colour is impressive. The wine has a highly developed, well-integrated bouquet with notes of orange, wax, wood and tobacco with tones of undergrowth.
The linear palate is also impressive for its clarity. It reveals spices (turmeric) and citrus aromas, in particular orange, quince, rancio and a trace of bitterness in the finish combined with a hint of saffron which is present in many mature Sauternes wines.
It has great persistence. This is a magical wine that is in its prime. With ageing, power has given way to finesse and complexity.
This has become a wine that provides a fabulous match for a wide variety of dishes.