This has a nice light gold color when poured and an immediate nose on opening. White stone fruit, some citrus, flowers and spice. The slightly viscous texture, medium sweetness, and decent acidity help create an amazingly balanced experience. An hour at room temp and it's even better. Could go 10 more years!
Good sweet chenin. This is nowhere near as sweet as the Quarts, but is probably at an auslese sweetness level in a ripe year. Big body on this guy, but light on its feet. Starts out with sweet white cherries, but then the acid and the secondary flavors kick in - quince, sweet onions / peppers a touch of ginger. Very interesting wine with a clean finish and long aftertaste. I liked it more than my wife, who was a bit bothered by the veggie flavors. I rated it 92, she rated it 90... This actually paired well with the sushi...
Tasted October 14, 2006 at win’s 40th birthday party. Opened and served immediately in a Riedel restaurant series white wine glass. Yellow color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of oranges and almonds. Flavors of orange marmalade, pears and nuts. Perfectly balanced. Drinking really well now but should hold based on tastings of previous vintages.
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