Tasted side by side with the Kolibiri. My understanding is that this blend contains some Chardonnay. That may explain why I enjoyed this considerably more than the Kolibiri. The Chardonnay cuts the intense oily richness present in the Kolibiri. I really enjoyed the blend of the tropical fruit and orchard fruits. A bit more acidity and balance. That said, there is still a bit of heat here. Better than the Kolibiri, but the SQN Rhone-style whites will never be confused for *actual* Rhone whites and I will never be a big fan of this style.
very special bottle. falling just short by a point perhaps of the best didier silexs ive had.
this is the total package. it has acidity that lifts the hefty fruit into a level of sublime pleasure. you can swirl this wine in your mouth for so long and never get tired of the ways it evolves and all the nuances. there are weird herbal things that are so enjoyable. it's sweet enough but never overtly so.
we decanted this in the fridge for over an hour and that was a great play. this wine really needs to open up to be tamed a little and let it come into its own.
Neon gold and heavy in the glass. Nose of white peach, butter, honey, grapefruit, yellow flowers, white tea, pear, orange, wabash apple, tangerine, flint, lemon, slate minerals, vanilla, Hi-C, heat and smoked pineapple. Full body, opulent and deftly balanced. Buttered apple pie, peach cobbler, lemon meringue, tangelo, green apple, honey, yellow flowers, lavender, chai tea, orangesicle, pear, kombucha, candy cane, white pepper and Asian spice on the palate. Thick, complex and mouth coating layers held together by unimaginable structure for any white this hot and overweight. Long decadent finish. Over-the-top white wine at its best! Consistently delivered across opening and temps. Salivating just thinking about it.
The best white wine I've ever had. Bought at Hi Times for $150. Oaky nose. Your in a wet wood shed with fruit leaves. Like watching through an orchard with crisp leaves in spring time. Then mouth coating peachy with fattiness to it. Its a light animal fat. Like raw fat cut off a lean part of a rabbit. It's bouncing around your mouth like a game of pong. A slow game of pong. Then the acid hits on the finish. The acid balances with the fatty/oily parts and just sits there in your mouth for eternity. Was tasting with 7 other bottles and refused to drink anything for another 30 minutes. Just wanted to let this finish in my mouth. This is it. All done with wine now.
Concentrated nose of floral, ripe stone fruits, ripe citrus, smoke. Palate is oily, ripe stone fruits, ripe orange, citrus. Very ripe but super fresh, quite smoky, wet stone, mineral. Very delicious N. Rhone styled. Quite remarkable bottle of wine.
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