3 bottles of Classified Growth Bordeaux from the 1989 vintage for the first of 6 events for my 70th Birthday, nose of lychee, white peach, and lots of honey, same on the palate, medium/big body, slightly creamy, unctuous, and thick, mostly honey on the mid palate, very tasty, time to drink up if you own it, long finish.
The wine pours a golden Amber color with very long legs, evidence to the high residual sugar and alcohol content. On the nose, the wine yields flavors of roasted pineapples, gasoline, sugarcane, grass and peaches and cream. On the palate, there is adequate acidity to keep things fresh and not cloying amidst the unctuous, coating mouth feel. Flavors of tropical fruits, vanilla pudding, roasted pineapples and shiso dominate the core. Despite the sugar content alcohol, the balance in this wine is remarkable, thanks to the acidity and minerality. Top notch producer with a top notch wine. Incredible.
Nice Gewurztraminer nose of citrus, white peach, and the beginning of some floral components. Palate has lychee, white stone fruit, and some nuttiness. A touch of honey on a long, smooth finish. Ever so slightly on the sweet side, but still fine for cheese or dinner, especially a spicy Asian dish.
This just keeps getting better. Served with an asian-thai dinner. Stunning. Well balanced, explosion of fruit and honey and a lingering finish. Glad I have 9 more bottles of this. This wine will improve for a decade.
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