Another stunner from this fantastic vintage. Though primary this shows beautifully now with fresh apricots, Tropicana, and graham crackers drenched in honey. Finely textured with a soft, friendly disposition and lovely acid balance. Should be fun to try again once it sheds some baby fat. Brilliant effort from RL
A really lovely wine with beautiful flavour, excellent concentration and texture, excellent balance and with a lovely lingering finish. There's plenty of botrytis; with abundant flavours of apricots, honey, and some ripe pineapple, too. The tannin-acid complex is spot-on, with great feel in the mouth, lovely soft edges yet good acid lift.
I've drunk over 2 dozen of these since release, and enjoyed every one but this was the best of them all. It's still improving and this bottle was a much, much better wine than a recent 2009 LaTour Blanche, principally because it is vastly more complex and altogether more enjoyable. Second half of the bottle was great on the 2nd night, too. Worth every one of its 91 points.
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