This was just a bit too disjointed to me. Rich, full and oily - that's good! A bit too much booze, not enough acid or anything resembling balance. Thought this would be a perfect complement to Szechuan and it was simply its own very selfish entity!
Very rich, slightly honeyed nose with a lot of fruit, citrus, some complexity and some heat. Full-bodied, rather sharp and fat, too high in alcohol and low acidity, somewhat hollow in the middle, very dry. Not mine at all.
Just silly good. My other notes but just better, even. (Trying out my new Coravin - this is the first white I'm trying with it.) Would I prefer a Coche Corton Charlemagne or terrific Chevalier Montrachet from a great producer? Maybe, but at $50, this steals the day, hands down. Not cheap, but this is playing in the big leagues and, as such, is a stellar QPR.
The nose keeps changing, giving off candied orange, creamy lemon, mango, a grassy/meadowy quality, and a smoky, rocky note. Concentrated and dense with good balancing acidity, but given the concentration I wanted a bit more intensity in the midpalate, and there's an odd bitter note on the finish. I liked this but don't quite get the hype.
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