Random Notes from Travels in France; 4/6/2012-4/14/2012 (Paris, Loire, Alsace): Full yellow, a touch of brown. Low pitched peach and nuts. Then it became fully maderized and dull. Some botrytis deep in the background. Full bodied, some residual sugar. Just when we thought it was completely dead, it perked up in a remarkale way to show more livly stone fruit. Ah, the mysteries of older wines. Not one to hold or bet on at this point.
I think this wine (or bottle) may have passed it's prime a bit, but it was still very nice. Golden, floral aromas and fruit, wonderful petrol on the nose and a citrus-tart complex palate with a finish that lasts at least 30 seconds. At first, our bottle was chilled too much then it opened up when not quite so chilled.
Light-medium gold colour. Aromas of cumin, talc, honey, apricot, and spice. Medium-full bodied, lovely acidity and complexity, with talc, mineral, white fruit, and spice. Moderate finish, with lemon and mineral notes.
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