gold color, Honey and honeysuckle nose. Medium+ body with still good acidity,on vanilla, oxidative note with white flower, . Drink now, near end of it's drinking life The wine looks yellow gold colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle.
Surprisingly vibrant and young for 7 years old. Complex, nutty, waxy elements, but with no real oxidative notes and still some nice rounded fruit elements. Really much better than expected, given the track record of this wine (other vintages have been very tropical and have gone to the bruised fruit spectrum quite quickly).
What was an exciting wine not long ago is now a very low acid flabby wine. All of the grape varieties melded into a luscious blend, but the lack of acidity made it seem like a fruit cocktail. Passed it's prime by a long ways.
Very much agree with an earlier note. Wine is luscious with sweet pineapple, butterscotch, peach, vanilla all in a complex lingering finish. The darker colour does suggest though that the wine is aging quickly and will likely not get any better. Not much acid left in this wine either at this point in time....but still wonderful.
Canned fruit (pears) aromatics and a rich oaky, butterscotch/nutty palette. The acidity is very low, so the wine comes off as being bit flabby. It's also showing some oxidative qualities, with a distinct gold colour and sherry-like quality to the finish; my experience with the Stratus White in previous vintages is that it typically drinks well in the first years after the vintage date, then starts to age very quickly. Drink this up if you've got some in the cellar.
(Note: revised tasting note, based on retasting two days after the bottle was opened.)
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