Muted and strange to start with, needed 24 hours in decanter to normalise and open up. Fairly dark yellow, a bit cloudy. Nice, restrained nose of peach, pineapple, rubber and salmiak. Lean attack, with some sweetness shining through, but this has really shed all its babyfat, and is now in a mature phase. Somehow, I think I like them younger.
PnP from 750ml, served solo. Really lovely showing today. I'm concluding that the Kistler single vyd Chards are best either upon release, or laid down for at least this long. This was very light straw yellow and a bit cloudy, as you've come to expect from no filtration. Wonderful, playful nose of lemon zest and stone. The oak has really integrated, so the mouth is still lush, but more subtle with just a tinge of honeysuckle sweetness.
Had a bottle of this 2008 last year, and my notes are very consistent. Deep gold in color, nose of tropical fruit, medium to heavy bodied, oaky caramel & pineapple, long finish. Not a particularly elegant wine, but has many enjoyable elements.
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