Dinner with a friend, brief notes this evening.
Prior notes still apply:
Nose has warmed Granny Smith apple with butter.
Palate had serious zingy acidity to start, but since subsided, now a combo of yellow/green apple, water chestnut and a minerally honey.
Last bottle, amazing, still has many years ahead!
48 Hour Update:
Nose has fried green apples, brown butter, toasted honey, caramel candy, dried apricots, cold green herbs and white flowers.
Palate has tart yellow apple, caramel sauce, saturated oak board, honey, water chestnuts, tart peach jam, Jasmine flowers, with medium acidity and intense finish, lightly drying, very powerful.
We should have opened all the prior bottles two days in advance, this is just approaching the pinnacle of its enjoyment, wow. Enjoy now or the next 2-4 years, from proper storage. Updating from 92 to 94 points. — 3 months ago
Flavorful and bold. “Fit for a Viking feast”
A cab Patrick rated over 9! — 10 months ago
Crisp and clean. Pears and mild soft fruits. Viking. — a year ago
Smooth, flavorful, perfect — 4 months ago
Crisp and refreshing — 9 months ago
Bouquet of dry plums. Rich earthy old world dryness. Viking. — a year ago
Bouquet of dark currents. Medium dry upfront then a light current jam middle then a medium dry finish. Viking. — a year ago
A genius Klingelberger. What a nose. So floral. Flower shop levels. Little shop of insane dry Riesling. Gorgeous Mosel like fruit. Smells ripe and sweet but also bone dry. Green apples. Pear. Apricot. So vivid and detailed. Just wonderful. Lime blossom, sweet lime. Endless aromas. Fresh field level 10. But also rock quarry. Staggering young Klingelberger aromas. Palate is epic like a Norwegian Viking documentary epic. Dense, structured, deep man is this deep with just stunning purity and freshness. So vivid and so detailed. This is god level balance. So long. Never ends. The purity of this wine is just incredible. Amazing finesse and elegance and screamingly mineral and very very complex on the finish. This is a staggering young Klingelberger. 9.7. Yup. Just genius. Amazing concentration and depth. Really I can’t get over how good this is. — 6 months ago
Opaque deep ruby color. Mild bouquet up front of plums. A medium dark fruit with a dry old world earthy finish. Viking — a year ago
Aroma of mild citrus. Initial citrus tartness with a touch of sweetness. On Viking ship. — a year ago