A stunning showing and 16 might be the best vintage ever at Walter. Nose is late season cherries, some framing oak, spice, tobacco, stunning minerality and just endless depth. So floral and complex. I could smell this all day. Smells like elite NSG right now. Palate is just amazing. Ridiculous dark cherry fruit that is so crunchy, fresh and concentrated. Wow this is so precise and succulent. Insane balance and hidden power. What depth and length. Amazing stuff in that it’s so silky and juicy and sweet and the oak is already so well integrated on the palate. This has sexy, velvety tannins and an amazingly long finish. 9.5 now but this will go higher. — 5 months ago
Sour apples, residual bubbles, lemon, pear, meringue, pie crust — 3 months ago
Very slightly off dry, nice and bright, lemony, apple, Asian pear. Tiny bit of limestone. Not super complex, but very lovely. — 5 months ago
dessert course (rhubarb) — 7 months ago
Mineral, green apple, and light citrus. Fresh and lightly crisp with a touch of tangy. — 4 months ago
Expressive, elegant, complete. Overused adjectives but no way around them today.
Visually pretty. Glowing reds and browns of raspberry balsamic and soy sauce. Perfumes like shrapnel of strawberry preserves and cherry flesh, skins and all. Firm, plush, bite, and acid.
Tension and balance in an even give and take. Just awesome. — 5 months ago
Rich, but still something I don’t love. Lacks freshness. 2013 drunk in 2023. — 7 months ago