Opened by Jcubed from magnum at an offline. Medium yellow color. A whiff of rubber on the nose at first. Round wine with notes of peaches and petrol. Good secondary flavors on the finish which fell a little flat for me. Moderately sweet. 89 points.
When we bought this wine at the Domaine Weinbach Madame Faller told us it should be drunk in early years - tasting it in 2014 I have to say the wine is marvelous! Golden color with long legs - nose with dried figs and honeydew - a little bit varnished but still with acidity - full body and long finish; a very interesting wine and a monumentum to Laurence Faller who followed much to early her father Theo; She has gone but her wines are still alive
This very popular rare sought after wine is only produced in certain perfect vintages from vines over 60 years of age. The wine's 20 grams of residual sugar provides the perfect juxtaposition with a grape varietal endowed with a strong acidic backbone.
The bottle was stored in perfect condition and the condition of the bottle/cork was perfect.
The bottle was opened and immediately poured. In the glass the wine was a beautiful liquid of gold. On the nose and in the mouth sweet apricot and candied lemon was wonderfully balanced with a reserved level of acidity. The level of acidity was enough to provide some structure and to allow the sweet fruit flavours to dominate. In the mouth the texture was thick and well balanced. Very luscious and sexy. While the 2000 was not the most highly rated vintage it nevertheless held up to the very high standards of this very famous domaine.
All considering however I believe that the wine had past its peak. Would have been better younger.
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