The first one of these we had was incredible, but the last was regrettable (well maybe not that bad, but “just OK” does not rhyme with “incredible”). This go around, the wine was certainly dark for a Riesling, with some oxidized notes at the forefront. As time wore on, though, these “old” flavors started to fade, and the wine improved. It never quite made it to its former glory, though. Much like the French football team vs. Germany today. Very Good. thedrunkencyclist.com
I was worried. OK, I was terrified after the last bottle/ I did not pay a ton for these (about $20/bottle) but I thought they were more than worth it. The last bottle was less than desirable--it was a bit scary even. This was what I had hoped/dreamed/expected. Wow.Petrol and lemon with a bit of melon. Yeah. Outstanding. thedrunkencyclist.com
Ruh roh. I brought six of these back from France several years ago. The first two were incredible. Not this one. Very, very dark. Some hints of what it once was, but oh boy. Not yet awful, but I can't serve this to anybody we don't hate. I am hoping this was just an isolated poor seal. I hope. Otherwise I might break my tailbone for kicking myself. Three to go. Good, I guess. thedrunkencyclist.com
Was worried about this one since I had bought six several years ago and had not popped any yet. No need to worry. Some tropical, yet understated fruit with a brilliant acidity. Full, unctuous mouthfeel, impressive finish. Good for at least a few more years--no rush.
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