Another stunning 18 Auslese from Stefan. Nose is intensely mineral. More than Hofberg. Gorgeous lime zest, lime flesh and superb mineral force. Very bright and high toned. Honeyed as well and rich. Palate is awesome. Acid is higher than Hofberg and it’s more mineral and precise. Real serious focus going on here. As serious as Hofberg but more playful. Amazing mid palate one can get lost in the the fruit is more fleshy and near the pit. Nervy and for an 18 this has great energy. Love the length. My score will go up with air.
Nose is more restrained and mineral as well. Lovely playful acidity and freshness from the huge minerals. Great length. So classy and long. — a month ago
Stunning. So elegant. So aromatic. So pure. Meaty, granite, deep. Closed after 2 hours. But the length. Bright. Length. Brilliant.
Opened up against after 4 hours. Divine violets. Stunning structure here. Minutes finish. A force of a st. Joseph. 9.6 to 9.7. There is so much granite after 4 hours. But tomorrow the fireworks really start. — 3 months ago
Really has gone through phases as it breathes. Wonderful light fruit notes before the tannins arrive in force. — 6 hours ago
The best bottling of this white Rhone blend I’ve tasted yet, the 21’ gets the Templeton Gap designation and no longer has Picpoul Blanc which was blended in the previous 2 vintages.
Aromatic floral nose. Palate remains textured like previous vintages but with much crisper acidity. — a month ago
I have no idea what vintage this is. Maybe an 18 or maybe 30 vintages blended a la Krug? Going with 18 now and will Google after the fact. Nose is complex and layered with lovely lemon/lime/herbs and so much more. Orange zest. Intense dried herbs. Really just an amalgam of all types of citrus but has that unreal swimming pool character and mineral force that great Matelica has. Even some spice. Out of this world nose. Super compelling. Really dig it. Huge power, depth and concentration. But also backwards a f. This needs mega mega air but man is all the material there. Slippery and round on the palate with awesome purity and freshness. Wow what length. This is a very very serious wine. The mineral force on the finish is something else. This is screaming for bronzino or marinated mussels. Structure here is substantial. Really a benchmark bottle of Matelica. I’m sure my score will go up with air as this is giving maybe 10% of what it could. Huge upside here! — 3 months ago
It's clear that it holds up super well! The bouquet combines fruity notes of pear, hint of orange blossom, brioche notes and almonds in complete coherence. It's digestible and long in the mouth. It can be drunk well in all circumstances without leaving a headache.
Force est de constater que ça tient super bien la route! Le bouquet associe notes fruitées de poire, pointe de fleur d’oranger, notes briochées et amandes en toute cohérence. C’est digeste et long en bouche. Ça se boit bien en toute circonstance sans laisser de mal de tête. — 18 days ago
Wonderful red blend with a very cool animation on the label! — 2 months ago