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Community Tasting Notes (7) Avg Score: 84.7 points

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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