Magnums are fun.
Still very youthful colour with steady, small bubbles.
Nose of forest fruits and lemon rind. There's a bright fresh pithiness there as well. Still very youthful and exuberant.
Beautiful velvety texture on the palate. Quite fibrous and quince-like. Light red fruit followed by a citrus grip. The toast and brioche are still in hiding but there is a nice early note of mushroom and earth that shows up on the finish. This is lovely now, but there is a great deal more to come.
Tasted at Naughton, 29 December 2011