V14. Amazing well made wine. 6 year old vintage drinking very well. Toasty nose with hints of ripe fruit. Tropical fruit, slight pear and apricot hints. Creamy, oaky finish with just enough acid. Well balanced, well made. — 4 days ago
Fantastic. Was concerned that it might be overly tannic given the drinking windows I saw on-line, but this was approachable right out of the gate. Incredible nose of blueberries, blackberries, currants and bittersweet chocolate, this is a rich, hedonistic wine with an amazing full mouthfeel, sweet, integrated tannins, and a lingering, balanced finish. Reminds me a bit of the 2002. Has a long life ahead of it (no hint of secondary flavors...yet), but is worth a try right now. — a month ago
Very good — 10 days ago
An excellent Albariño with apricot overtones. Great pairing with lobster. September 2020. — a month ago
Dark juicy plums is the first impression out of the gate. There’s a cassis thing going on here...just don’t know where to place it. Finishes off with some lovely and chewy light-weight tannins. Wait around long enough and smoked bacon is definitely part of the mix. Not a hint of heat at 14.5% ABV. Its unabashed youthfulness is a finger in the eye to its more serious—but expensive—Hermitage sister. Buy a case and drink over the next five years. It won’t get much better but who cares? It’s already there. — a month ago
Nailed it with Afghan Lamb Kebabs. Out of the gate it’s bright with a Bordeaux character... then turns slightly underripe vegetal... by hour 4 this all smooths out. It was fun tasting it’s evolution for 6+ hours. Great wine, and recommend with hearty food. — 2 months ago
Nose is screaming eagle mosel green apple out of the gate. Wow. Just leaps into the nose. Super ripe green apple. willi Schaefer levels of concentration. Interlaced minerality. Wow. Just that crunchy mosel minerals. Almost minerals made from petrified rips green apples they’re almost sweet. Gorgeous nose. Wow. As it averages it’s awesome. Almost a mineral green apple flower.
Palate is mind boggling. Extra extra extra levels of dense concentrated green apple. Some Grapefruit pith. Intensely mineral. Very very dense for a mosel wine. Sick concentration. Some candied grapefruit. Tremendous bright acidity. Wakes the palate. A little salty. Almost savory. Massive minerality. Almost painful like an explosion of rocks. Very delicious.
Long finish. Like you sucked on a delicious rock and it powdered in your mouth. Stunning. Terrific dense green apple in the finish. Almost mineral spice. — 25 days ago