Peter Michael L'Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes :
Intense and multi-layered, the bouquet is dominated by mineral, vine blossom, yellow nettle blossom, honeysuckle, white vine rose, hawthorn, lemon, lime, white peach, completed by acacia honey and candied anise. Rich, balanced, and elegant, the zesty flavors are reminiscent of the aromas with additional guava, Williams pear, Mirabelle plum and fresh almond notes. The strong mineral background, a stamp from our terroir, balances the overall richness and gives superb refinement. The finish is layered, extremely long and elegant. The 2016 L’Après-Midi will benefit from three years of cellaring.
Wine AdvocateBlended of 86% Sauvignon Blanc and 14% Sémillon, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc l'Apres Midi is scented of crushed stones, white pepper, struck flint and dried herbs over a core of lemons and grapefruit juice with a touch of chalk dust. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with zesty citrus flavors complemented by minerally notes, finishing long. 2,450 cases were made.
Wine SpectatorRich and succulent, with a spicy mix of cumin, cedar and quince up front, giving way to spice-infused peach, apricot and citrus flavors. Comes back to the spicy accents on the finish, making for an intense, lingering finish. Drink now. 2,390 cases made.