This wine just keeps on evolving--and intriguingly so. Still only pale gold. This bottle was again all about blossom and lime, but with all the expected weight. Not forced or heavy. On this bottle there even seemed an impression of sweetness. Terrific wine.
Nice light golden color, faint whiff of petrol and honeycomb on the nose, palate is quite intense, with rich fruit, apricot pit, bees wax, quickly turning steely and minerally on the quite dry finish, with plenty of acidity, almost to the point of harshness. Quite nice, though perhaps lacking any great complexity (maybe too young?), and seemingly pushes the envelope just a bit too much.
Brassy in tone and starts out with a very weighty fruit presence, per the usual house style here, but it has pretty good definition - as thick as the fruit is it doesn't color outside the lines. The flavors here are showing maturity and the texture gets creamier as it warms. Some marine flavors on the back end add a bit more freshness.
A hint of honey and petrol on the nose. Dry, Indice 1. I'd prefer just a touch more sweetness as a foil for the Thai dishes this was served with. Maturing gracefully, there is enough underlying acidity to insure further development.
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(Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain) Light golden yellow color; light petrol, floral, gardenia, pear nose; tart pear, white pepper, mineral palate, remarkably dry; medium-plus finish