Another stellar showing. Drop-dead sexy bouquet. Incredible depth, roundness, palate-coating mouthfeel, and balance. Perfect sweetness, stalwart grip, mind-bending finish. Likely to pair well with a broad range of foods. Crazy value!
White gold in colour. Popped and poured. 'Delicious' in one word. The 2010 is in between at the mo, less than the explosive fruit of the '12, and yet to build towards a 10 year old German Riesling. Mild passion fruit and honeycomb nose. Passion fruit, tropical, mineral, honeyed sweetness, silky entry, medium full body, pineapple, sweet ripe peach, golden goodness in a glass. Tempered sweetness through the long finish.
The Prüm Dinner (Chicago, IL): #22-11, 8.5% abv. If there was one wine that really didn't show that well tonight, this would be it. Lovely spice notes on the nose, but it's the acidity that really sets this one apart in the flight. Despite the fresh acidic lift, there wasn't much else in this bottle right now. Let them sleep; they'll be killer in a decade (or two!).
This was very beautiful - clean, piercing, noticeably less ripe fruit than other vintages - this is lime and apple and lacks the stonefruit you sometimes get from here. The acid is high but pretty integrated, it clips the finish a bit but it also makes the wine the best pairing of the night with the fatty duck. A little bit simple, as the wines from this vineyard can sometimes be - but the charitable way to frame that is that it was very pure.
I think this might have been overrated by the table a bit because it was so good with the food.
Mostly Prum with Duck (Peking Duck House): Mosel apple, lots of slate, lots of 2010 acid, but the acid presents as integrated and juicy rather than harsh and tart, so that this is just absolutely delicious. There's so much acid that it almost drinks like a feinharb, and the acid conceals the sneaky extract. Pretty darn tasty now but I think there is very good potential here.
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