(AG=92-94) Pale yellow. Subtly sexy nose combines ripe stone fruits, menthol, nuts and minerals, plus a hint of pastry. Suave and silky on entry, then broad on the middle palate, with its inviting touch of sweetness nicely buffered by terroir-driven minerality. The wine's strong yellow peach, licorice and pistachio flavors are lifted by notes of lime and stone. This very distinctive, youthfully laid-back wine boasts lovely depth and length as well as a bracing Pernand-side aspect. (from fruit harvested on September 9 with 13.4% potential alcohol). (AM=91-93) An ultra-fresh nose freely offers up aromas of green apple, white flower and wet stone. There is lovely intensity to the strongly mineral-inflected and muscular big-bodied flavors that display fine delineation and plenty of power on the pure and relatively refined finish that exhibits impressive if not truly outstanding length. This is potentially excellent though it's likely going to require extended bottle age.