Heliotrope

Joh. Jos. Prüm

Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese Riesling 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

White peach and mango are wreathed in heliotrope and honeysuckle, accompanied by a hazy hint of yeastiness and fermentative “stink” familiar from youthful wines at this address. The midpalate impression frees itself entirely from any haziness, delivering floral profusion and a luscious abundance of fruit utterly transparent to stony, smoky and mouthwateringly marine nuances. “It seems to be a particularly good year for Zeltinger,” observed Katharina Prüm, noting that this particular wine made significant qualitative strides in its first nine months. I can’t wait to witness what lies in store that many years or more down the pike! (David Schildknecht, Vinous, January 2020) — 2 years ago

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Alexandre De Alvarez

Alexandre De Alvarez

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Domaine Roche-Audran

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2011

Vincent Rochette, producer. Domaine Roche-Audran 2011 Côtea du Rhône Blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Carignan. Flavor profile: cured black olives, frijoles negros, bone marrow, smoked paprika, echinacea, unsweetened cocoa powder, heliotrope flower. 14% alcohol. I had this with Thai mixed seafood and black bean sauce. Delicious. — 8 years ago

Joh. Jos. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Cheesy fermentative overtones give way to a site-typical amalgam of fresh apple garlanded in honeysuckle and heliotrope. This is another of those Prüm Kabinetts that is watery in a positive sense of that word, combining watercolor-like transparency and wash of flavor with delicacy and refreshment. As with the corresponding Graacher, the finishing sense of wet stone and floral perfume is striking, and here a mouthwatering hint of salinity adds significantly to the appeal. (David Schildknecht, Vinous, Jan 2018) — 4 years ago

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Heliotrope

Moscato 2011

Light and sweet Moscato. — 8 years ago

Greystone

Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Frustratingly I didn't get the " If the extraordinary florality embracing buddleia, heliotrope, French pink tea-roses, and even violets and dark red roses is not apparent to you, then quite simply, you are blind to the concept of 'florality' in wine. This difficulty is, sadly, not uncommon. " that Geoff Kelly mentions, but still an excellent Pinot. — 6 years ago

Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo 2009

The 2009 Numanthia is inlaid with fabulous, complex notes of black cherry, Italian plum, bittersweet chocolate, maple, heliotrope, and dusty, sun-baked earth. On the palate, the tannins are structured and slightly grippy, and the alcohol is well integrated—given that it’s at 15%, Numanthia carries it well, showing a great deal of finesse despite innate power. Medium plus finish, accented with cigar box and dried herbs. — 6 years ago

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Wine101Hamden

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Love this wine! Last bottle I drank was a 2005 at my rehearsal dinner in 2010.
Christine Havens

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@Wine 101, nice! That makes it all the more special!