Floral and fruity nose. Ripe pear on the palate but still with plenty of acidity. Huge flavor up front. Delicious and complex — 20 days ago
Got to pop some special bottles when my good friend Shawn came in to town!
My second bottle to pop of the evening. In my experience with PM, this seems to be the most elegant/finesse bottle I’ve had. Of guessing blind, I think I would have gone to burgundy. And it has sub 14 ABV! I always assume PM is ripe, rich and full bodied but this was restrained. On the nose it was very tropical showing stone fruits, mango, sugar crusted guava and ginger shavings. Reminiscent of Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay on the palate as the acidity is really energetic. Crushed limestone, powdered lemon bar and a cotton candy like sweetness toward the finish. No problem popping these now. — 3 days ago
Richer and more tropical notes than other Ceritas Chardonnays. Enjoyed it now, but suspect it would be better with another 2-3 years of age. — 4 days ago
@Delectable this is the wittenger schlangengraben spätlese trocken. Lime zest and ripe orchard fruit and the least bit of confectioners sugar on the nose. Herbs and meadow flowers, without that honey or vanilla thing that comes with it. A touch of chamomile. Kumquats or limequats on the tongue. Very good, almost spicy from the citrus acid feeling. Good minerals, they dance on the palate with the acids, very alive, and I love that. Not terribly concentrated but it could go for a decade or two easily. What structure, good wine. 11%, but weightless. Bonus points for a vineyard name which is hilarious to the adolescent inside me. — 12 days ago