Attractive, light amber color. Elegant opening bouquet is evolved, mature, tart, even a tad yeasty; seven more minutes of air exposure produces an animated, lightly fruity (banana? guava?). The palate entry is off-dry, salty/yeasty and mildly cracker-like; at midpalate a peppery quality emerges on the tongue that complements the oak resin. Finishes more dry than off-dry.