It's not often we venture north of the $100 price point with wine. I might be a little unusual, but I think we see rapidly diminishing returns once we get into the $50+ territory. This stuff is an exception to that rule! This 2008 release is a current release from this quirky Domaine that holds some wines back in tanks until they're reaching their optimal drinking maturity. It's a pale gold colour with a slight green tinge at the edge. The aromas are powerful and complex; freshly baked bread, roasted chestnuts, olive brine, fresh herbs and a little lime zest. The palate is a little lighter than the nose suggests, but again the power and complexity here are awesome, it's got a lively stonefruit and citrus core framed by a savoury, briny, minerally, yeasty outer. There's an unexpectedly crisp finish and exceptionally long olive bread toasty finish. This is friggin' awesome. Worth considering nabbing a bottle for the shellfish course on your Christmas table.