this wine was clearly beyond its prime. I love QdC, but this one was mainly gone. Got this bottle at auction, so I can't verify its handling. I wouldn't have thought the the '99 would normally be past it's prime.
Impromptu tasting @ Peter Z. (Belgium): (blind) Beautifully young, keen and fresh on the nose. Citrus, white peach, fresh bunch of grapes, pears, baked apples and caramel. In the mouth it's richer, more round and supple. Pinch of botrytis, hint of almonds, lovely saline minerality. To me it had "Riesling" written all over it...: An auslese from a recent and ripe vintage (2005?) and from a producer who pursues a more modern and fatter style (say Dr. Loosen?). Tssss.... So I took a nosedive and was reproached. But I liked the wine! 18/20
X-Mas Day Wines 2009 (The House): Way to go Baumard in what's considered a lack luster vintage. First the Savienerres, and now this. Gorgeous sweet fruit, very foucsed, and very young. Tons of viscosity. Very sweet, but so very tasty right now.
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