A really stunning wine, particularly in the context of the vintage. Fresh quince and red apple fruit at the core, tinged with mineral, hay, and gentle floral notes, all conveyed with a remarkable sense of finesse and a delicate touch on the palate. There's just a touch of sweetness here, and it's balanced perfectly by the bright acidity beneath that keeps it very light and fresh throughout, with each sip inviting another.
Hasn't changed much since I had it in 2012. Understated and delicate as ever with very fresh citrus, apple and pear fruit tinged with floral and creamy notes, and a stony undercurrent beneath. The sweetness is quite moderate, less than many Kabinett today, and there's that powerful '01 acidity beneath giving it great focus and precision.
11/21/2013 10:24:00 AM - Salil, You have been my favorite poster on CT for quite some time as your notes are excellent and we enjoy similar wines. I just noticed you are in the New Haven area as well. If you have any interest in drinking some wine shoot me an email at email@example.com.....I have a bunch of great german and northern rhone stuff I'd be happy to share.
1/22/2013 7:33:00 PM - Salil: Glad to see your note on the Peyre Rose. I just happen to have opened a btl of the 91 Clos des Cistes tonight about 30 minutes before seeing your note. It is a little reserved, so far, on PNP from the cellar, but seems to be opening up with some of the same leather and sauvage characteristics. I have several btls of both the 91 Syrah Leone and Clos des Cistes, and was thinking what fun it would be to put both in next to one another in a blind tasting. Also, I haven't had the 2001 Dragonstone, but I've loved the 2002 over the past few years - what a great bargain of a riesling. Happy drinking.
12/12/2012 2:20:00 PM - I was thinking about drinking a '95 Salon for New Year's Eve and saw your note on CT. After reading your note and that you consumed this bottle at Ibiza, I felt compelled to join CT. I live in New Haven and Ibiza is my favorite restaurant. I am more of drinker and enjoyer of wines than a note poster. However, I would like to learn more about wines so if know of wine tasting events in and around New Haven, I would appreciate it if you would keep me in mind. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Peace.
12/2/2012 8:16:00 AM - Cool. 98 was the first year I bought big in Muller Catoir wines (bought them from Premier Cru out in CA). I don't have my full cellar online yet, but will look to see what my 98's look like. Anything in particular about that year? I'm fond of 96 myself (for MC and germans in general). Email me at email@example.com. Oh - are you going to the Acker BYO on monday?
11/27/2012 3:58:00 PM - Big fan of your notes - also a big Riesling drinker. I think we have similar tastes (old Muller Catoir wines for example). I'm friends with Justin Christoph here in NYC. We should drink together sometime.