A wine of almost religious splendor. A proper tasting note can only be crafted in Latin:
Vinum pulchritudine praecellebat. Aurea et exquisita. Gustavi saepius ista, et nusquam erat attonitus tanto minus perfectum. De naribus, est redolens nox Aenean-comantem, et tamquam mollis aer texta est quod defert ut odorem. Est aetherea, intactilis omnibus rebus optimum in vita. Unius Provinciae olim noctes admonitus, cum de fenestra patefacta amet, sola scientia crevit furor momentum quod etiam finem, et in illo veterasce tempus est caro pueri. Cano, libet lamentari quisque recessit sorbere.
La Paulee Gala (San Francisco CA): La Paulee Gala. Big powerful fruit with lots of spice and fat. Emerging hint of secondary character adds charm. I would have been completely stunned by this wine's harmony and greatness if not for the 1985 DRC Montrachet poured 5 minutes earlier into one of my other glasses.
This is where the honor system broke down and some in attendance poured more than their share and were subjected to group discipline. A once in a lifetime opportunity was more than up to expectations as this wine filled the room with extraordinary aromas of hot, roasted, buttered popcorn. The taste and finish was clearly the finest white wine tasting experience I've had in this monumental tasting at The Wine Merchant, Beverly Hills, CA.
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