This was an odd wine which I didn't enjoy at first, and then could not get enough of. Weird salty aspect to it much like a fino sherry that I rather liked quite a bit. The classic gout de petrol eventually emerged mixed with loads of green apples. Strange thing about this wine; while every aspect of it was fantastic, it seemed as if they didn't all quite harmonize together...an odd discordant yet thoroughly enjoyable hodgepodge of stuff.
The best bottle yet and it may be due to having it colder than the other bottle. The nose was stellar, with a dried apricot and petrol richness that wouldn't quit. There was an extremely mild sherrylike/oxidative note on the midpalate but overall this quelled my by-now low expectations for this innocuous wine from an underperforming vintage. Could it be that it's best years still lie ahead? I guess we'll never know now.
Still doing well, perhaps a tad more faded but then again, perhaps not. I didn't get as much funk as previously, but then again I opened the wine in advance so that could be why. More of a food wine than an aperitif one, but it sure was good with the mussel hors d'ouvres.
As Alex would say, all the subtlety of a refinery fire, with the same olfactory presence. This is probably in decline, but I really like it still. Interestingly, the first bottle showed classic stone fruit notes and this one was more of a lemon cream presence.
Delicious example of Alsatian Riesling with some age on it, beautiful petrolly nose with peaches and stone fruit on the palate and a distinctively tarry finish, quite dry. Didn't excite everyone, but aged Riesling can be a bit intense for some.
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