PnP served non-blind, consumed over 2 days. Intriguing example of the varietal that imparts a deep sense of place, but also helps to make the case for just how noble the Riesling grape really is. This is not a wow wine, rather it's a wine that unfolds like a really good book, getting better and better by the chapter. Similar to all good books, this doesn't end with a big bang, some "ah-ha" meant to (finally?) grab your attention, instead it comes full circle, delivering a thorough study of the grape, time, and place. A wine to savor, to spend time with. Best on night #2. 12,5% abv, drink thru 2018
I'm getting some paraffin off the nose as well as stones and a wash of white fruit. The palate is, for my tastes, too centered on a flavor of brown leaves, along with pear and dried grapefruit and the elements from the nose. I agree with a previous note that this is both dry and elegant overall, but just not a wine I'd want to wait 15+ years for. It is showing a bit longer and broader today compared to yesterday, which was somewhat disappointing (vacu-vinned in the fridge overnight). Good, but not really special unless you dig the aged petroleum or earth notes or the transparent minerality. I can think of a number of salad courses to serve this with.