Bright topaz/honey color. The initial passes detect fruity aromas, almost like baked apple plus a trace of pekoe tea; additional time in the glass stimulates scents of corn husk, light caramel and mildly prickly spirit. Palate entry is vibrant, spirity but neither harsh nor raw; midpalate features lovely flavors of sweet corn, toffee and baked pear. Aftertaste is long, mildly oily and semisweet. A dazzlingly good combination of maturity and vigor.