Čotar Malvazíja 2002 - Slovenia, Primorska, Kras
13% abv. Light orange colour. The scent is lovely, but not exactly mainstream: despite being very vinous my thoughts kept turning to imagery familiar from beer. It smells malty and slightly funky à la Orval. Earthy aromas are coupled to vibrant orange/sweet citrus scents. Quite steely on the palate, very well delineated, refreshing and moreish. But it is actually quite full bodied, I find upon reflection, though my initial impression was an illusion of lightness. Lovely.