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92 Points

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Admittedly, this bottle looks like something you would kill a vampire with. But Lord, the contents couldn't be a greater contrast to the blackened wax cork, blood red estate image, and otherworldly silver script--as inside lives a bright, fresh, acidic, a blindingly mineral wine, that almost tastes of ground wet blue slate. Truly a marvelous wine, and a ravishingly delicious partner for a wide swath of foods. 2010 acid-level gymnastic brilliance--the sugar feels almost palpable, but the acid is so intense it finishes decidedly dry and mineral, as if you dozed off next to a stone cutting machine and woke up with a mouth full of stone dust. Just lovely. Peaches for days, but a tactile twist in the cheeks' interior as the acid gets to work on the long finish.

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  • Comment posted by isaacjamesbaker:

    4/18/2013 2:20:00 PM - Hilarious description of the bottle. Heymann definitely makes the most ominous-looking bottles. Love this wine. Cheers!

  • Comment posted by Gargantua:

    4/18/2013 3:33:00 PM - I began laughing pretty hard last night when it dawned on me that it was vampiric. One of those moments when you're rushing to write before it crumbles and fades from memory. Thanks for the comment. Such an amazing wine--only my second Heymann, and I'm sold!

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