I pick up baked yellow fruits (banana, pear, quince) and round, lightly toasted scents of malt in the aroma. Palate entry offers clean, crisp tastes of dry breakfast cereal and lightly toasted barley malt; by midpalate, the dry to off-dry flavor profile includes oak-induced vanilla, light toffee, and nougat. Ends on a woody note.
85-89 points, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2008)
Golden amber color. Mild aromas of honey-vanilla ice cream and dried fruits with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a gentle, well-balanced finish with notes of banana cake, cocoa, baking spices, and minerals. A pleasant sipper.
88 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Apr 2012)