After a week in the fridge WITHOUT cork, the last glass of this btl showed increased depth and balance. Amazing aromas with just the right amount of petrochemistry and lush fruits. Giving a "later youth" impression. Per os, this is now (finally) singing again.
What a fantastic way to grow a young German wine. Now sporting all the aromas from previous encounters including an enhanced 'maturing' fruity palette on the palate. Fabulous length and the acids lend themselves to beautiful somersaults as you swollow.
I do miss the transparency of other Riesling wines in this one. Please forgive me, but it renders the impression a little bit on the plump side. Still, this girl will never need to worry about dancing partners :-)
We shared a mid-week glass of this wine and wife frowned just as previous Saturday. But: tonight, she only smiled :-)
Tonight preceded by a 2005 Cha de Beaucastel and followed by a young Languedoc that overperformed heavily.
I almost lost faith compared to expectations and previous btls enjoyed. But it made a terriffic come-back. We will try to be kind and not open the next btl (8 btls to go) before 2020.
Opened with potato crisps with nori taste and a great movie after kendo practice.
No decant and slightly too warm rendered this "only" 90 points. Nose is far more richer than the palate tonight. Half the btl placed in the fridge without a cork for further pleasures tomorrow night, and hopefully an even better and more rich experience.
Cellartracker in the flesh #2 with Stefan, Akiko, Atsushi & Yukari. (Le Message, Yokohama, Japan): Medium minus aromas of apple, peach, lime, slight herbs (thyme?) and slight kerosene. In the mouth the wine is off dry with flavours of peach, ripe apple. The wine is very clean tasting with slight mid palate coarseness and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the medium plus length finish. I guessed German, Auslese, warm vintage - I plumped for 06 but then I don't know my German vintages I'm ashamed to say - further South than Mosel.
Yellow. Nose bursting with all the things to love with German Riesling. And Yuzu! Palate gave a little plump feeling compared to the previous btl. But this is very fine juice that seems to have the oomph it takes to make slightly old bones. Wife: too sweet. 9 btls to go, now time for us to let them rest. Next one ~2020.
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(Robert Weil Kiedricher Grafenberg Spatlese) My favorite bottling of the Weil portfolio. It has character and befits the Weil style very well. Gorgeous aromas of slate, orange blossom on a tautly structured frame with a beautiful harmonic convergence of acid, RS, fruit and minerality. Wonderful.
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