Mastodont: Mosel from 2009 (Hemmavid): Non-Blind. Had immediately. Coming from the previous wines, the nose job here becomes one of detecting kerosene... Overly distinct kerosene on the nose affects also the palate in an almost foul way. However, on the palate this wine manages to maintain interesting aspects. A very interesting wine...
Pure Mosel deliciousness. Nothing additional to add to what's already here except that there was a note of car exhaust that I get a lot of times with young JJs. Incredible value with nothing but upside. I believe this is definitely an undervalued offering.
I agree with john gilman--- deep and complex nose of delicious apples, peaches, orange blossoms and gentle bass notes of slate and petrol. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, crisp and juicy, with a lovely core of fruit, fine filigree and impressive length.
on the 2nd day the sweetness mellowed out and became crisp and limey.
Oktoberfest: 2009 Germans (Wine Exchange - Orange, CA): Superb delicate tones on the nose here with notes of soft citrus, minerals, and sulfur. On the palate there is a sweet texture, solid acid tension, and great density. The flavors are complex with notes of stone fruits, funk, and heady stones through the finish. This wine is in a brutally embryonic stage but it has a lot of potential.