Pale gold. Powerful aromas of poached pear, yellow plum, tarragon and vanilla, with a smoky overtone. Fleshy and broad but surprisingly lively as well, offering intense pit and orchard fruit flavors and suggestions of sweet butter and smoky oak spices. Clings impressively on the finish, which repeats the pear and vanilla notes. This suave wine was aged in 100% new French oak for 23 months.