I really liked this. And I am a fan of the obscure charbono grape. Starts out tough and rough but interesting. With a lot of air (I tasted over a few days)... the tough dissipates but all the interesting bits linger. If you imagine what that label taste like... you got it. — 14 days ago
Honey, a little machine shop, barnyard, great with bread pudding. — 2 months ago
Insane spices on the nose. Confectionery cherry fruit. Smells like a Gamay cotton candy machine. Palate is ripe and explosive. Shows some of the 18 “lack of focus” but is pure and linear as well. Was more focused in 17 and I presume 19. Juicy and clean. Doesn’t quite have that ethereal, compact quality it usually has. Also a hint of funk/barnyard on the nose. Showing a tiny bit of heat as well . — 2 months ago
New vintage, still bangs — 3 months ago
Loved this wine. Super floral, so pretty. Had a touch of RS, which was absolutely perfect with Mexican. This wine would pair well with a lot of different types of cuisine, and the price is right. Pairs like Riesling. — 3 months ago
Just a sick wine. What a nose. Confectionary green apple. Tree bark. Slate. So complex and alluring. Some light spice and such intense minerality. Some gorgeous vulcanized rubber, insane apple juice, like God’s apple juice. Palate is a dream. Sappy, complex and concentrated and the key is these are more akin to the Spatlese of 25-35 years ago than today’s sugar bombs. It finished dry and almost with some foie gras. Tingling and electric acids and such a brilliant, complex crescendo of a finish. And it finishes DRY. But it’s so obviously a Spatlese. Hot Tub Spatlese Time Machine. Amazingly clean wine. Palate is 2/3 minerals and 1/3 fruit. The balance is superb. The whole thing is just beautiful.
Wow acid and structure after many hours open and length increases. So so good. What a pure, slapping WSS. Genius. — 2 months ago