Gold color, nose shows fruit and a bit of oxidation. Full bodied and showing a bit of sweetness, this is good, but advanced and a bit flabby. I am probably being a little unfair after the wonderful '97 we had last night, but this is a notch below that and should be drunk now. B+
Leo's Blind Tasting Group - July '13 edition (Cookshop, NY): Comes across a bit more advanced than I'd expect a '99 to be (I was guessing this was from the mid/early 90s), but this is lovely with rich pear, citrus and stone fruit framed by developed smoky and earthy notes, finishing long and savoury.
In which I host the Supper Club- Burg, Bordeaux and boeuf Bourguignon. (My place.): Took a little while to uncoil, but it grew beautifully with air. Showing some maturity with its petrol flavors and aromas and lightly nutty character, it's dry but exhibits nice ripeness to the fruit. Large scaled with great length and palate presence, especially by the end of the evening. Mineral, yellow citrus and peach pit dominate. It paired very nicely with the butternut squash soup with crab meat. A-.
Kirk Wallace over on Wine Disorder was spot on about this wine, it was dynamite. Bristle-y flowers over waxy yellow and green fruits that fade into just a hint of honey. On the palate it is generous for a Prager wine. This was the first commercial vintage from a higher elevation vineyard reclaimed by Tony Bodenstein. It doesn't have the aggression of an Achleiten. It is measured and pretty and wonderful on the palate. Has enough structure yet to pair very well with some crab cakes. My last bottle of this, so I won't know where it goes from here but this was as good a place as any to catch this wine. I've been on a roll for the last couple of weeks with wine and this exemplifies that good luck.
In a great place right now - the fruit's still rich and bright but augmented with mature smoky, savoury herbal and fusel notes. There's a wonderful polished texture in the mouth, bright acidity and impressive length.
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