Cork disintegrated but the wine was fine. This wine is in its early stages of decline. Some of the honeyed richness and complexity that it showed five years ago is fading. Still lovely. Pure nose, good balance. Wonderful fruit.
The last bottle was disappointing, and thought we'd try another. This one was back to my memories of what this wine is. Excellent!
Deepening, golden color. Lychee nose with spice. Well balanced and integrated fruit, acid, sugars. From this bottle, the wine is holding without decline. Delightful with the Thai-spicy shrimp dish. Also worked amazingly well with an aged brie at the end of the meal.
Honeyed and golden. Nose typical with apricot, lychee, and spice. On the palate, starting to fade a bit from what I remember of an earlier bottle. Just not as well integrated, but might be the bottle. Still, mouth-coating fruit and spice. Long finish. Excellent with the Thai curries last evening.
Deep golden, beautifully shiny with very uniform color. Med+ intensity, full with apricots, orange peel, hints of cardamom and other bitter-sweet spices. Med+ body, high acidity, medium minus sweetness, perfectly balanced by the acidity and intensity of flavours (med+). Velvety texture, med+ alcohol, slightly bitter and with long lenght. Sweet spices, sweetened pineapple, apricots and grapefruit. Beautiful wine, perfect now, will hold another couple of years.
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