Rich colour, lively appearence; complex and deep nose, spices and earth, honey and grapefruit, lime and herbs; the palate is rich and ripe, with real old-vine creaminess, mineral energy and tension, ripe but lively acidity, relatively light flavours, bitters from the skin maceration have been resolved; good length (only). One bottle left; I will not keep it too long.
Again, not clean. TCA infected and even worse so than the bottle tasted in December 2013. Flawed. Bloody shame. Perfect bottles approach the pinnacle of dry German Riesling. Its been four years since I encountered one...
A private lunch (Restaurant Yamazato *, Amsterdam, NL): Very expressive nose, black pepper and spices, plums and blackcurrants, hint of rose, pure and mineral; juicy palate, focused on freshness and tannic structure rather than power or weight, quite a linear abd transparent style; complete finish, good length.
1/7/2015 3:57:00 AM - I keep running across your TNs - and they seem very reasonable - including such on single malts. Not sure whether that is because we have common tastes or, more likely, because you have tasted almost everything and written about it. Keep it up !
9/28/2013 1:02:00 AM - Hi there Xavier! I have read some of your notes and it looks like you are one of the people whose notes make sense to me. ;-) Keep on posting, your notes are clear believable. Thanks & greetings from Frankfurt, Germany! Nic