AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A – Looks like Vera of yore. An orange, golden glow, incredible clarity with a solid white tight bubbly head of 2 fingers that fades to a thin line. Huge whip of air on the cap-pop but no gushing.
S – Smells great even young, Earthy, juicy, orange skins, floral, herbal with a peppery grass-like smell and tart brett.
T – Holy Hell. This is amazing! It’s so wine forward, so tannic, acidic but not sour. Juicy sweet oranges and lemon juice. Tart then the sweetness fades mid-way through and you’re left with this likely tart wheat cracker flavor with hay-characteristics and oak.
M – Fantastic carb, tingly on the tongue but then it thins out at the end.
O – I thought this being so young in the bottle that it wouldn’t develop so many great flavors. I can’t wait to see how this tastes 2 years from now!