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Community Tasting Notes (32) Avg Score: 91.9 points

  • Kleur: Medium diep goudgeel Aroma / bouquet: Rijp en rijk, venkel, vanille, steenfruit, tropisch fruit (ananas, banaan), yoghurt, vleugje kaneel. Smaak / Afdronk: Dik-sappige, romige wijn, weelderig, zachte zuurgraad, retronasale indrukken van venkel, tropisch fruit, gebrande nootjes. Afdronk: Indrukwekkend lang. Algemeen / potentieel: Parker noemt deze wijnen 'unmistakably Burgundian in their aromatics, textures, and flavor profiles'. Voor mij: overduidelijk Napa-Chardonnay: dik, rijk, vet en boterig, niet de subtiliteit van Bourgogne. Maar minstens zo lekker ;-) 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Smaak / Afdronk: 16 + Algemeen / potentieel: 8 = 91/100

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    Color: Medium deep golden yellow Aroma / bouquet: Ripe and rich, fennel, vanilla, stone fruit, tropical fruit (pineapple, banana), yogurt, cinnamon Taste. / Finish: Thick juicy, creamy wine, lush, soft acidity, retronasal pressing fennel, tropical fruit, roasted nuts. Finish: Impressive long General / potential:. Parker calls this wine "unmistakably Burgundian In Their aromatics, textures, and flavor profiles. For me, obviously Napa Chardonnay: thick, rich, fat and buttery, not the subtlety of Burgundy. But at least as tasty;-) 50 + Color: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Taste / Finish: 16 + General / potential: 8 = 91/100

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  • Mature yellow color. Layers of sweet fruit with enough acidity to balance. Drinking lovely.

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  • Popped and poured. Medium deep gold. Rather closed on the nose; on the palate, typical Kistler structure and intensity; long finish, but at least initially not particularly interesting. Powerful but not bright. Perhaps will improve with air; this bottle is not oxidized or over the hill. As it warmed up and aired this became more interesting and also was much better with food; still a powerful wine at age 8 but unclear where it will go from here.

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  • just a hot mess. lacks acid structure. milky oaky. just fat and sloppy.

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  • Aging nicely and perfect with crab legs. Will check in on it in another 2 years

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138, (See more on Vinous...)

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