"Pale yellow. Assertive aromas of peach, poached pear and vanilla, with a smoky topnote. Broad, fleshy and smooth on the palate, offering powerful orchard fruit and vanilla bean flavors and a hint of orange. Plenty of fruit here but the oak is making itself heard right now. Closes smooth and gently sweet, with good length. My score will look low if this wine is able to absorb the lumber."