Silver and pale gold, with fast, pinprick bubbles.
Pears, apples and walnuts with a hint of butter and shortbread.
The palate begins with a pleasingly sharp tang of lemons and green apples, grabbing with a hard, angular tug. That leads to the mid-palate and that quick, fine mousse dissolves itself across the tongue, bringing out a beautiful fibrous white fruit fleshiness. Its gentle lusciousness then falls away, revealing a hard, stone-like core. Great finish. Superb wine.
***** Tasted somewhere in Fulham, 27/7/2012, whilst watching the Olympic opening ceremony.