My lws opened this and a 05 marquax on 11/10/12 for public to taste for free!!!! Both were closed and tight in my opinion.
Golden honey in color, not as thick or sryup like as I was expecting. Fresh melon/citrus apparent prior to bringing in to my nose. Tastes of melons, citrus and a little honey/ginger. Nice finish but not as long as I would have liked. Have had much better Sauternes and desert wines than this (esp for the $$$). Not a numbers guy but I would give it a 88.