A striking wine - light gold and not deep yellow ?Lovely and balanced bouquet of rose and spice with none of the blowsiness of cheaper examples . Like a ripe Comice pear with a touch of ginger- rather more residual sugar than expected and less complex than I expected married splendidly with a spicy rather than hot prawn curry .
Precise nose of ripe williams pear and orchard blossom with subtle background minerality. The fruit-forward palate is defined by pear/ester flavours and shows appreciable residual sugar; I would call it medium-dry. Unfortunately the wine lacks the acidity needed to frame those flavours and cut through the RS. Having said that, the wine retains impressive freshness and energy for its age. Would pair well with curry.
Showing its age just a bit more than then 2001 did at this point (and I think the 2001 will outlast this 2005 by quite a few years); but still delicious wine, with very pleasant gewurz fruit, reserved in the way this bottling always is, with hints of spice, moderate acidity, and some lurking but shy minerality. Seems just a little tired and faded, but still very enjoyable.
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