An astonishing bottle of wine - cat pee nose softening to a sort of summery grassiness. Green almost Mosel like colour showing no signs of age . On the palate started out with a fierce minerality and then softened in the glass to a deep long apricot and melon finish . Amazing stuff.
This bottle was in good condition, but there was a tiny finger of wine that tracked up the side of the cork to the top and barely stained the outer surface of the cork (no capsules on these wines). Perhaps this affected the wine slightly, but there were no signs of premature aging or any cooked qualities to it. Initial mouldy funk blew off quickly to reval an intense and unmistakable sauvignon blanc nose. Sauvignon fruit and minerality with high acidity and some wood influence. I liked this, but there was something slightly cloying about it. I have preferred the Pur Sang in the past and perhaps it is a style difference. Also (especially when one considers price), it is hard for me to say that this is any better than some Lucien Crochets that I have tried. This is a high acid wine and is not showing any signs of fading, but I am not sure how much it can improve from here. Good, intense, not great.
Interesting color that looks sort of like apple juice. The nose is pure flint and stone with slite apple and pear aromas as well as gooseberry and maybe a little bit of cat pee. The palate is rich and broad supported my waves of acid. A wine that is at once fat and linear.
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