As my previous impressions. Colour is deepening a little. The palate is buttery with sweet tropical and citrus fruit and with delicate ginger spice (with a touch of cumin?) at the end. Subtle lime flavours developed later. After a couple of hours, it opened beautifully and there was orange citrus character. Very long. Good with food. Lovely wine that has repaid keeping for 6 years. Wish I had more. Time to move on to the 2010....
Deeper golden yellow/green. Still a very nice bottle but losing some of the characteristics I found earlier. After an hour or two, the nose opened and it was actually very good with trout. I still get the citrus and ginger/oaky notes later. Probably time to drink up?
shared this with pat and ellen at selkirk manor. first wine on the thanksgiving table. paired with shrimp cocktail followed by cantaloupe and prosciutto. i continue to like this wine better than other tasters. it is fresh and clean but also has a bit of complexity to capture the attention. compared with previous notes, regarding aromatics, buttered popcorn is no longer present. more prominent pear and apple are still present. i am not sensitive to the baking spices mentioned by jay miller. i particularly appreciate the impeccable balance amd extraordinary precision of the finish. the acidity has dissipated somewhat but there is still firm structure holding things together. i have had the 2005 and 2006. both of those were at their best within a few years of the vintage. i like the 2009 better as it has proved to be more substantial and enjoyed greater longevity.
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