Wow- this is sooo opulent. Nose is honeyed with some definite botrytis, aromas of golden apple, baked apple, golden raisin, tangerine, and some buttered popcorn. Baklava, pistachio and pastry notes. All on the nose. Then the palate, it’s a pretty flawless follow-up. Enveloping, with the roundest mouth-coating acidity, dialed up to just the right level, and complemented with a touch of RS. The finish is lingering. Really, the perfect package for what this is. Age has done wonders. If anything’s wrong with it, it may be just a bit too rich for most occasions. Still this is such an impressive piece of craftsmanship.
In terms of lifespan, it seems to be in a sweet spot between primary fruit and secondary right now, with both beautifully integrated. I only wish I had another bottle in the cellar to see what this might become. — 13 days ago
Last bottle, wish we had bought more. 🤷♂️ Life goes forward none the less... Solid still, prior notes apply:
Nose has tart green apple, confectionery sugar, white flowers, cold lemon, under-ripe white peach and crushed rock. Interesting, could almost be perceived as (dry) Riesling...
Palate has tart green apple, fresh cucumber, lemon peel, lemon flesh, grapefruit peel and (light) limestone/mineral notes. Fun wine, great QPR at $24. — 19 hours ago
What a nose, yellow plum, melon, apricot pith, apricot skins, kumqwat, gooseberry, tropical hints, superb acidity, huge power, depth and concentration. The structure is grand cru and so imposing. Huge acids now with air. Lemons and mineral. Burgundian wet earth, gorgeous. Fine grained, fleshy, dry, complex. — 4 days ago
Yellow plums and a range of stone fruit, especially the fragrant skins, and excellent wet stone minerals, like a very clear cool country pool in the morning. Very round mouthfeel, round acids like green grapes, gooseberry, rounded out with kiwi. It’s super green and yellow in tasting color spectrum, somewhat violet purple in a synesthesia way. It’s really ripe and really tight, like a pro athlete just hitting her peak. See @Lyle Fass notes — 4 days ago
It's rather mineral on the nose : limestone, crushed oyster shells and there is a hint of lemon and some whiter flower. The palate is very well balanced. There is a strong acid backbone, some sitckyness/thickness on the sides. Some nice lemony notes carry on throughout the whole palate end during a fresh and almost flowery finish. Fresh, fun, not fancy but very fine. — 12 days ago