Bottled under screw cap. Medium yellow. Some citrus. Great glycerine feel, full and mouth coating. Maybe a tad of residual sugar, waxy, honeysuckle flavors, average acidity, good length. This has held up well and developed a bit but is still short of being anything special compared to other vintages of this cuvee. No reason to hold onto any remaining bottles.
Wet wool and white fruit on the nose with a slight mushroomy secondary undertone. The body is waxy and big with a musky, petroleum-like palate. There's enough stuffing and verve here to keep the wine from feeling fat but it toes the line of obesity.
Screw cap. Tulip yellow. Musky, deeply pitched citrus aromatics. Lanolin, caressing feel. Seems a bit short on acidity, but a ton of soil tones drench the palate late. Dry and slight bitterness to finish. It has held up very well despite the rinky dink closure and is much less blowsy and exotic than it was 4 years ago. Not as exciting as some of the older vintages of the Trie Speciale, but still an interesting and idiosyncratic example of Savennieres-a Chenin Blanc like no other.
Two years since my last bottle, and it's like the wine hasn't budged an inch. Very similar profile of waxy, musky orchard fruits, and an unctuous mouthfeel balanced by a firm acidity. And like last time, this showed much better on day two. Will hold my remaining bottles for a few more years.
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