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Community Tasting Notes (20) Avg Score: 89.8 points

  • Better showing than last bottle. Slight nose of Quince and petrol.
    nice crisp finish, not a big wine, but good QPR

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  • Popped and poured. nice amber tone, great nose with a touch of petrol, some quince and peach. At first the acidity was almost too much. too zingy, which blew off after 20 minutes and the fruit came front and center.
    Re-bottled the 2nd half to see where it will go .. 1st of a 6 pack, but I see lots of time here.

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  • A touch less rich and balanced than the 10/24/10 bottle.

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  • Really rich yellow color with notable spritz right after opening. Some obvious sulfur on the nose at first, but disappeared a while after double decanting.

    Day 1: Opulent and ripe, leading to a bone - in fact almost painfully - dry, acidic finish. Pike perch in a butter-white wine sauce did it best to soften the attack but still I found the wine to be extremely young and tight.

    Day 2: Dry, fresh nose of citrus, mirabelle and honey. There is also still something clearly non-fruity on the nose, but instead of sulfur it's closer to petrol. On the palate rich and round with a still a bit harsh but manageable tart finish. Really clean with no extra fat, I'm thinking green apples, grapefruit, stone fruit and saline. This clearly represents an extreme style of Riesling: completely dry in a take no prisoners manner while also being very ripe. Of course, the dryness really makes the high acidity seem exponentially higher than it is. Gladly this seems like a very well crafted wine that should (and could) not be enjoyed without food, unless one is a bit masochistic when it comes to wine.

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  • Acidic and light; crusty honeyed apricot.

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