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Community Tasting Notes (120) Avg Score: 90.4 points

  • Six hours of air helped this. Nice integrated wine with good lemon fruit and decent acidity, subtle oxidative notes. Good food wine.

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  • De couleur or foncé, on y retrouve un aspect rancio mais bien vivant, avec les noix, la vanille, le citron confit, les abricots séchés, la cire d'abeille et j'en passe! Complexe et très agréable. Le corps fait penser à un rouge, l'acidité est élevé, on a de la profondeur et une longue finale imprégnant une saine amertume en bouche. Très bon.

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  • This was taken from storage at 48F and opened for a light airing while allowing it to come up to ~57F. It was served with chicken provencal, porcini saffron risotto, oven roasted asparagus, and finished with a selection of Spanish and Vermont cheeses.
    This was exquisite with our dinner. It is a distinctive style of white wine that you will love or detest, but never feel indefinite about. It is a wine that needs food and will find few friends as a solo sipper.
    The angular, lightly oxidative, oaky, saline aspects provided a fascinating counterpoint to the green apple, lemon rind, beeswax, vanilla, honey, marcona almond group. With a solid weighty mouthfeel, it seemed very precise, energetic, and well balanced with a finish that slowly trailed off. This was my second bottle of this and I am smitten. Priced ~ $25, it is an outstanding value………if you like this stye.

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  • This bottle was more integrated and a touch more complex than the 5/9/14 bottle. Delicious with the great paella at Torero Restaurant in Drexel Hill.

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  • Oxidative style whites and orange wines: Nose starts off with reduction - there were aromas of plasticine and watercolours, with air it changed to creamy-roasted notes, herbs, buttery sweetness. Multilayered palate, full, round and pleasant. It seems that the winemaking was stronger than the hot vintage here. (88)

    Improved on day two, there appeared a good vanilla sweatness and excellent mouthfeel. (91)

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    September/October 2012, IWC Issue #164, (See more on Vinous...)

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