Drinking fine from 375; no signs of excessive age. Plumps and thickens the second day, showing more suguary heft and lusciousness. Just 12.5% abv, in contrast to the great sweet wines to the south and west. Drink or hold.
This seemed light and almost fading a bit. I can't believe that but it was still quite fine, just not unctuous or mouthcoating like I remember. This was open in the reefer for a night before I tried it. Very much a tropical wine, sweet apricot, papaya and tangerine notes with pumpkin pie spice on the finish. Dried up a bit on the finish, not at all mouthcoating, but still long in the finish. Just long and dry, not long and thick. I wonder if this should be consumed in the next 3-5 years? Not at all oxidized or baked, so my concern would be just due to it aging and becoming unbalanced. Drink any time.
Friday Night Double Blind Tasting $40+ (Bin 75): Light golden to rim; tons of honeyed golden apple, apricot, ripe peach; sweet palate, honeycomb, sugary, good acid, not Riesling but high acid varietal, botrytis, cleansing finish; delicious.
Two words can fully describe this half bottle-ridiculously delicious! Light golden color. Shining purity of very lightly botrytized fruit expressed as pineapple and orange. Moderately sweet but not sugary or syrupy in the least. Snappy acidity keeps it incredibly fresh even out of this smaller format. Gorgeous, lingering, completely harmonious finish. A great dessert wine. All of my notes have been completely consistent with this impression, and in a regular sized bottle, this should easily go on for another 10-15 years due to its balance.
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