Light golden color akin to a moderately aged white burg; significantly different (and better) nose than of its youth; the pungent skunkiness has been toned down immensely and complemented with candied lemon zest and crushed stone with a hint of the classic petrol thing. The palate has evolved as well with an almost oily texture that coats the palate in an un-assaultive manner, merely carrying the very long finish through to a very fresh and subtle exit. Overall impression of youthfulness, still ample acidity and evolution at a glacial pace. Happy that I have several bottles left to go! Excellent showing.
My last regular sized bottle of this. Tasted next to the 2007. Classic Alsatian aromas of dry stone fruit and black tea. Surprisingly, not a lot of petrol. Certainly rounder and more glycerine than the 2007. Lower acidity but still strong core. Delicious and still going strong. Continues to amaze and perform better than I predicted it would during tastings 4 to 5 years ago.
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