Tasted blind, this wine had a (young looking) medium yellow center and clear rims. The medium+ intensity nose of powdered limestone, citrus, pear, and apples was impressive and intriguing (95 point level).
Surprisingly, the mouth showed noticeably less complexity than the nose. It was medium bodied with solid acidity and good length. It seemed less powerful and interesting than other vintages I have had.
While this wine still looked and tasted relatively young, it did not seem likely to get any better.
Le fuck you Isis Lunch (La Tour D'Argent, Paris): We got offered a glass of this by the table next to us in La Tour D'Argent, Paris ( vs a our offer of a sweet 1989 clos rougeard) Given we had the 1990 ( Papies 94) on the table it was interesting to try this side. Less colour that the 1990 and this was more of a dark yellow than a gold. The weight is less too and is on the mineral side in a way with that lovely petrolly edge on the nose and a polished acidity and elegance that is the signature of this wine. Well evolve and more mushroomy in a way. Very good 93
med Gold color; restrained nose suggestion of botrytis but not strong; not a typical Riesling character, still young?;very weighty on the palate for riesling- more burgundy "montrachet -like", hazel nut, ripe pear flavors, no sweetness noticeable; an amazing "food" wine not for aperitif drinking. With a mostly dry but very long finish it gives no hint of it's age-- could last another 20 yrs at this rate.
Forewarned by others notes, attempted cork removal very carefully, but cork still started to slip down the neck. Managed to retrieve in one piece. No faults here either.
Still a pale gold thanks to 20+ years in a very cold cellar and classic St Hune nose (Kerosene to me rather than petrol). Full bodied, mineral driven with perfect balance of fruit and acid. Just a superb St. Hune from what was, for others, an average vintage. This is in its prime, but with perfect storage, still see years ahead of it.
From the list at Tate Britian Bright Indian gold. Very full bodied, rich, dense. Cork fell in on opening but no signs of faults. Intense nose of fresh grease (not petrol) and white flowers. Very thick mouthfeel, a slatey backbone with underlying acid proping up the back. Intensifies with food and an hour in a decanter, perfect balance of fruit, smoked pork, kerosene and acid. 60 second+ finish.
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(Trimbach Riesling Clos St. Hune) Why does this wine leave me in awe every time I drink it? Just stunning. Sick nose of petrol, honey and minerals. Palate had huge sap and intensity along with great Riesling richness. Just stained your palate and stuck with you. Like 8-dimensional in the mouth but oh . . . so elegant. Genius wine and the best Riesling in the world. The finish lasted forever.
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