Classic nose of lemon brioche, orange marmalade and blood orange with a hint of minerality. Given the complexity of the nose, the palate is somewhat surprisingly Uni-directional. Macerated pear, blood orange and muted citrus. There's A vibrancy to the palate that belies the overall complexity, however the nose overdelivers what the pallet can't provide.
Dinner at Sun Wah (Sun Wah BBQ - Chicago, IL): Plush nose of mangos, peaches, and lemon cream. The palate followed suit with a big bouquet of tropical fruits and a creaminess to the wine that is somewhat expected for ZH. Could have used a bit more balance.
Dinner at Sun Wah (Chicago, IL): This wine kind of makes me sad. The nose is so promising, with aromas of pineapples and golden apples, as well as a lovely spice bouquet, but then you taste it, and you realize it actually isn't a Mosel Spaetlese. The alcohol comes a bit to the forefront, and a slightly higher pH makes this lose its balance. I so wanted to like this based on the absolutely fabulous nose (which I could sit around and smell for hours), but the palate really kills it for me.
Oily, fleshy, concentrated, very ripe, and powerful with moderate sweetness (indice 3 designation) and a nectar like aromatic and flavor profile of apricot, marmalade, tropical fruits, honey, and flowers along with an underlying musky quality. My only nit to pick is some heat that emerges on the back end. With that said, this wine still provided a distinctive, hedonistic experience.
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