Oh boy, was this good. Unanimous WOTN against a strong field of Prums and Schaefers. Exceptionally rich, concentrated fruit, pineapple, lime, apricot / white cherry, not even a hint of botrytis, almost seems sweeter than it is because of the intensity of fruit but it's actually not sweet, it's just extraordinarily powerful and loaded with phenolics. Plenty of acid and extract, no rush to drink this but it is showing beautifully.
Mostly Prum with Duck (Peking Duck House): Rich and powerful, with lots of peach and orange marmalade, hints of mint and jasmine and dew, and a just a touch of honeyed botrytis. Amazing concentration for its level, with the sort of densely layered fruit that I usually only expect from grand cru white burgundy. Not exactly racy, but there's good acidity to balance all the material. Not especially Spatlese-y, this is richer and denser than some of the Auslesen on the table, but it's spectacular nonetheless.
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