As beautiful as I remember the previous bottle. Lovely nose on this of melon and honey - one might think it's a desert wine. On the palate, this wine somehow manages to keep a tension between sweetness and dryness. It has some lovely steely notes, a slight sourness (perhaps this is a flaw, but it somehow adds to the complexity). Maybe I'm just not used to Vouvray, but this is pretty captivating. The age shows nicely, giving the wine a laid-back, rich, decadent and mature composure. Really lovely stuff. Paired well with Halibut.
Clear lemon yellow color of medium intesity, Nose of pear, citrus, floral and chalky minerals. heavier bodied than expected Nice acid for balance. Nice finish. Improved over the three days . Outstanding
Championship Sunday Wines: Medium yellow. Interesting interplay of quince and lemon on both the nose and palate. Medium weight, crystalline and pure due to its great acidity, off dry rather than sweet and definitely not botrytized. This has miles to go but is not as forebodingly backward as a bottle I had almost 2 years ago. Truly excellent.
One of the most interesting wines (red or white) I've ever had. The wine is sweet, in a way, but at the same time has a forbidding, steely, austere almost unfriendly aspect to it which makes it quite striking. It's hard to figure out whether this wine would be suitable as a food pairing or as a desert wine or by itself - it's quite enigmatic. Yet, it is and will remain one of the most memorable wines I've ever had.
oh what a glassfull of beautiful flavors and textures. rich yet chisled, delicate yet powerful and layered. everything from grapefruit, a touch of orange and juicy apples. honeyed flowers get tossed in, too. young, deep golden color. an ahhhh! wine.