The 2012 Haut-Bergey Blanc has a reserved nose at first, hints of peach skin and crème caramel giving way to fresher, citrus lemon and white flower scents. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity. There is just a dab of spice here, a tingle of white pepper on the tongue, though I would have preferred to see more length on the finish.
It has an attractive, Aszu-like bouquet with touches of fresh apricot, almond and hints of marmalade that unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh quince on the entry. This demonstrates much better balance and focus than its peers with a delightful citrus freshness on the marmalade-tinged finish.
Much deeper in color than other vintages, it has a mature, almost tropical mango and passion fruit nose that feels a little one-dimensional. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth on the entry, a little waxy in texture with nutmeg and dried honey notes on the mature, Tokaji-like finish.