Monday, October 4, 2010 - Saxum vs. the field (Palate in Glendale, CA): – popped and poured –
– tasted non-blind over 45 minutes –
NOSE: pear; white orchard fruits; floral; hint of petrol; unusually intense and complex.
BODY: medium bodied.
TASTE: wonderful flavors - underripe pluot, a bit white sugary, but not as much as I would have expected from a Spat. of such tender age; a hint of background diesel; very nicely balanced; this young WS has incredible focus, and drives forward with an intense purposeful determination. Probably the best WS Spat. I’ve yet to taste — give this some time in the cellar and the sky is its limit.
Gut impression score: 95 - 97