On the nose you get fresh figs and almond butter. It is rich and heady in the mouth with a whip of minerally acidity shivering down the wine’s spine. It has a most pleasant thread of spice through the flavor profile and length of flavor is excellent.
Gary's Belated Birthday Dinner (Paris Club - Chicago IL): Lots of ripe orchard fruit with energy, density and power to start. Popped and poured, this was best after 5-10 minutes in glass as sweet spice started to emerge. This held up very nicely for close to an hour. Later in the evening (open ~4 hours) it came across as faded and shrill.
Leroy Dinner (Grace - Chicago IL): Very ripe start with plenty of apple and pear. Ripe and lush on palate, reasonably mature fruit flavor profile that is slightly short on perceived mineral and acidity at this point in its evolution. Still very good, perhaps 90 or 91 points tonight.
This was a new experience - dark yellow almost orange color. The nose was incredible and very exiting, seaweed and ocean - you could smell the age of this wine. After a while also some honey coming through. In the mouth the wine was still quite fresh, and very long. But what really did it for me were the amazing aromas.
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