Cooking for the Kesslers (and drinking some great wine with them, too!) (My place.): A little reticent at first and showing just a lime and mineral character, it really filled in and blossomed with air and took on a more tropical personality with guava and mango notes backed up by lime and mineral. Rich and mouthfilling, but with dazzling structure, it's like Catherine Deneuve in the '80's, mature, confident, classy and oh so sexy. Just wonderful with the spice rubbed rack of pork. A.
Stunning aromatics; a really incredible scent here combining all sorts of honeyed, smoky, earthy and herbal flavour elements with mature apple and citrus fruits. Initially it seems a little frail and soft in the mouth, not showing the same complexity as the aromatics offer but with time it gains weight and depth as the flavours freshen up and combine into a really complex, seamless whole that carries itself with incredible finesse and balance.
Unforgettable! The nose announces a great wine with notes of citrus fruits and apples. Then the palate surprises with an incredible smokey note, plus minerality, earthiness, herbs and grassy hints. It lingered a long time on the palate, with elegance and superb balance. It was still fresh, and I believe the remaining acidity will continue to help it age. I selected a drink latest date of 2015, but I think it can be appreciated way beyond for what it will offer.
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