February 24, 2017 - Some reports of early oxidation got me to pop one of these. I did find some of my 2010 Rhys Horseshoe cards that did seem to be advancing. This bottle is still young, very mineral driven - Meyer lemon, lanolin, white pepper and granite on the nose. Lovely texture but still very angular on the palate - tons of granite and acid with just a hint of tropical fruit. Still many good years ahead of it and no sign of oxidation.
February 18, 2017 - Wow! An intense, tightly wound mineral driven chardonnay with citrus fruit (more lime than lemon) with just enough acidity to give it real life. The wine improved dramatically over time and as it warmed from 55 degrees. The bottle was empty by then so we can't say if it continued to improve. Maybe we can control ourselves better with the next bottle.
February 18, 2017 - - Yellow gold color and aromas of banana and pineapple and has flavours of pineapple, banana and butterscotch with a medium body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Tropical fruit, banana on the nose....Carmel and butterscotch very smooth, a nice tartness but not bitter. Drinking very well now will open my next bottle same time next year.
February 18, 2017 - - Yellow gold color.
January 9, 2017 - Consistent with my last note, enjoy sooner than later.
December 31, 2016 - Lovely color with straw, lemon curd and almonds and great balance and finish
December 13, 2016 - A bit of a nutty character developing, along with oak. Nice but I think better consumed now than waiting too much longer.
December 7, 2016 - 13.2% alcohol. Compared to previous bottles, this comes across a bit more mature and evolved, but still with notable concentration, weight, and upfront richness and extract. Offers up a complex and evolving aromatic and flavor profile of pineapple, lemon zest, white fruits, honeysuckle, and roasted nuts.
November 27, 2016 - Medium-bright gold color. Initial aromas of lemon, lemon zest, nutmeg, and a bit of jasmine. Palate is initially closed down and shows only a bit of lemon and apple. With 45 minutes of air, this opens up to show chalky lemon, pineapple, a lemon-lime finish. The next day, the color is deeper and some more red apple notes join the mix. Showing very well right now with some air. Drink or hold.
November 10, 2016 - Very good, extremely expensive. Darker color had me worried, but drank very nicely...especially after being open about an hour...maybe decant. Big acidity, light touch of oak. Probably time to drink this up. Still trying to get my arms around drinking strategy for Rhys chards...some have been sublime, others have been borderline OTH.