Deep straw. Brilliant as always. No wood is used in either fermentation or aging. Like his father, Jean, Florent Baumard wants a pure expression of the fruit, which in this case comes from the St. Yves vineyard, planted on volcanic schist mixed with sandstone and granite. The minerals are clearly apparent in the aromas and flavors. Pears, almonds, honeysuckle and a touch of honey. Very powerful but with the subtlety and complexity of a great wine. Full bodied with excellent acidity for aging.