As with all the '03 wines, crop levels for this variety were very low - at about 700kg/acre - and the drawn out, dry vintage conditions enhanced flavour concentration. The wine is light straw in colour and shows good condition. It has an opulent nose of flowers, sweet nectarines, crushed nuts and gentle spices. The palate is silky in texture, poised, even elegant, but not lacking in concentration. Its tight structure probably indicates that it is a long-term wine. It tastes of ripe nectarines with citrus zest. dried figs and spices/cloves showing through with a mineral finish and a very persisent aftertaste. I would describe it as 'opulent but well disciplined'. It should be drinking well from about 2006.
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