Super dope. Exceeded the hype. Up their with Lapierre Morgan. Jack and parents first visit to Fia. — 4 days ago
Lemon curd, cold steel, ginger snap cookies, white peach, faint hints of roses and cotton candy in the bouquet. Delicately polished mouthfeel, nicely balanced acidity and dryness/sweetness, with fresh stone fruit, green apples, citrus, river stones, hints of dry toast and lemon pith on the finish. Really nice. Should go well with shellfish dishes — 3 days ago
Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Nose has washed green table grapes, clean cotton tee shirt, candied pineapple and stainless steel.
Palate has smashed crabapples, faint maraschino cherry, (minor) green melon and present but fading acidity. This bottle is in decline, but I still enjoy it more than the 2016. — 25 days ago
This is singing. What a showing. Stunning aromas of lime rock candy, cotton candy, so confectionary with dripping wet stones, citrus peel, fig, honeysuckle, and so much more. Wide open and so so refined. A thing of aching beauty. Palate is terrific and lively with citrus, flowers and such refinement and piquant acidity. Really lithe. Nimble. Elegant. Long. So pure. Just a tremendous bottle. Really the marriage of elegance and intensity here is unreal. The finish is crazy long and you don’t think it will be. — a month ago
Beautiful, halfway between party time and Burgundian. Day two was more exuberant, with clean raspberry, cherry fruit and zesty minerality. — 17 days ago
The nose reveals; bruised red, golden & hints green apple, pear, dried pineapple, coconut shavings, cream, pie crust, vanillin, touch yeastiness, sea spray, fine chalkiness, limestone, volcanics, soft white spice, camomile, spring flowers & jasmine.
Mousse is in the name for a reason. The mouthfeel is the first thing that grabs you. Cotton mousse presence. The body is full. Bruised red, golden & hints green apple, pear. dried pineapple, coconut shaving, cream, pie crust, graham crackers, vanillin, touch yeastiness, sea spray, fine chalkiness, limestone, volcanics, strong sense of heat & bite on the white spice, camomile, spring flowers & jasmine. The acidity is round, crisp & lively. The finish is smartly polished;rich, lush, nicely knitted & balanced and long sets in endless grippy minerality & spice.
This will benefit nicely with another 2-5 years in bottle. — 18 days ago
Nose has over-ripe/sweet pineapple, lanolin, fresh pineapple, melted candle wax, clean cotton tee shirt and faint white pepper.
Palate has dried pineapple, dried lime peel, tangerine peel, spicy oak, waxy yellow apple peel, hint of (citrus) sweetness on the long/complex finish. Wow. Decanted 4H.
Bought at the winery in 2008, was looking to hold the bottle at least this long, maybe another 5Y would still be acceptable in proper storage. A perfect, clean cork pull, no seepage or saturation at all. — 11 days ago