Surprised at how well this was holding up (when comparing to the ‘09 I had last year). Plenty acidity. Lots of pineapple and white peach notes accompanied by chalky limestone and some herbal notes. I didn’t pick up a lot of savory notes like I have on other older Kistlers (like sea salt/popcorn kernel). I even picked up some green apple on the mid palate showing that this particular bottle has plenty of life ahead. — 5 days ago
Vila. Tast de Chardonnays del mon a cegues. 225,00.
13.05.19 — 9 days ago
12’ vintage — 7 days ago
Really enjoyable chardonnay. Might be a touch past prime but this is drinking rather well. Lots of aged notes, herbal, asian pear, a little citrus and I believe that based on what I was tasting that it probably had more citrus at one time, but not so much now. Finish was very vibrant. Wasn't really rounded...lots more minerality than I was thinking it was going to have. Quite nice. — 21 days ago
This Kistler was in a dynamite place. It was honestly a little bit awkward getting going. Muted fruit. Then a half hour later, this one decided to show. Mineral driven Chardonnay yet very viscous especially towards the finish. Front was a little more acidic and mineral driven.
Ample yellow fruit and herbs. Still pretty darn youthful! Middle had honeyew, cantaloupe, anise. Finished strong and more obtuse. This wine would have no problems kicking butt alone or with a dang steak!! A delightful wine. In Chardonnay zen today. The 14 Aubert Eastside was good, but this one was better! — 19 days ago
Outstanding Pinot - great depth of flavor but light feel. Pops on the tongue. Fabulous alone or with a meal. — a month ago