Obaideh and Merwah. Aged in French Nevers oak barrels for 9 months. Golden apricot colour. Oxidative honeyed nose. Very broad, oily, hint of barley sugar though it is dry. Scores on distinctiveness. Just fresh enough. A little bitter on the finish. (JH)
Excitingly different, and excellent chilled or at cellar temperature. The golden colour and the nose almost suggest a sweet wine, but is dry, or just off-dry, with a complex nose and palate. There is rich stone fruit, perhaps stewed, herby notes, and plum and there is just enough acidity to keep things in balance. Lovely.
Self | Rating: 85
Hard to score as it wasnt really my thing. Closed nose with whiffs of apricot, resin?, pineapple. The palate was full in weight, rich and very distinctive. Like a cleaner more refined Retsina.