Bright, pale, green-tinged yellow. Cool, subdued aromas of lime, pear and crushed rock; I would not have guessed 2011. Dense, vibrant and tightly coiled, with lovely purity to the tactile, almost painfully chalky crushed stone flavor. There's a lovely lurking sweetness here, but the finish is all citrus high notes now. Interestingly, winemaker Barnier describe this wine's 3.8 grams per liter of acidity as "high for 2011," noting that a number of the preceding samples are in the 3.4 to 3.5 range.