This is a special bottling, with a complex nose of tapioca pudding and dried apricots — it goes on and on, unveiling layers of aromas, some floral notes and a touch of toasty oak. The palate echoes these sensations, plus notes of cinnamon and spice. A classic Dobles Lías, round and creamy, very pleasurable right now but with a long life ahead.
"This bottling, an extended lees Chardonnay, has been an innovation by the winery. The experiment is augmented by holding the release date back longer than usual. The 2006 vintage was not a great success, but this is an interesting, complex wine that should further develop in the bottle. Marked by the creamy, slightly sour taste of the lees, it has richness added by ripe apple and pineapple fruit and sweet, smoky oak. "
"Shows off a ripe mix of snappy, peachy tangerine and nectarine flavors that are clean and snappy. Still very young and tight, but deep, focused and concentrated. Should only get better. Best from 2010 through 2015. 355 cases made."