NOSE: strong diesel; hint of botrytis; honey and pineapple; assertive, but not brash.
BODY: rich golden yellow color; medium-full bodied.
TASTE: moderately powerful flavor; woodsy spice; ripe tropical fruits; a bit of botrytis; light for an Auslese, but has incredible focus, and is well-balanced with wonderful acidity; not nearly as lively now, 44 hours after opening, as it was the first couple hours after popping the cork; very short finish; 7.5% alc.; certainly not a whack-you-over-the-head Auslese, but I enjoyed this wine a lot. Gut impression score: low 90's.
Others liked this better than me tonight -the wine was very shut down aromatically and while the flavors were good overall, my impression was more of a fat wine lacking some of the verve and precision i get from this wine in other vintages. I wanted to try it again but the bottle was empty.
Excellent wine. The nose has nice peach ntoes and the petroleum is starting to set in. This seems a little lighter than the 2005 in some ways, and the rich flavors are a little more subtle. However, there is still excellent apricot and citrus flavor along with wonderful acidity. The finish is clean with lingering fruit and a slight dusty flavor. The finish didn't last quite as long as I expected, but it's still very nice.
Very nice. Sweet nose with bountiful peach, fig, and botrytis. Thick, juicy body with a bit of a mineral edge to it. Nice acidity balances the sweet peach fuzz, pineapple, mango, and almond. Very enjoyable and probably will be even better 10 years down the road. I will be on the lookout for more.
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