Fine White Wine Tasting

Oinoscent

Tasted December 18, 2016 by k.lonis with 198 views

Introduction

4 Fine white wines tasted at Oinoscent

Flight 1 (4 notes)

White
2013 Château Mouton Rothschild Aile D'Argent Blanc France, Bordeaux
91 points
Bright and clear nose showing peach and apricot notes (which I did not expect), floral, the oak stands in the back and comes in waves of nutty nuances. In the palate is again very impressive, bright fruit, nice acidity extrovert, mouthwatering acidity, med+ body and intensity with med to long finish.
Outstanding quality. A fellow claimed that it showed atypical signs of oxidation transformed and expressed as honey/ripe fruit character. Overall, it felt as something Mouton Rothschild would make.
White
2013 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux Blanc France, Bordeaux
94 points
This needed the most time to open up in the glass. Med intensity, peach, grapefruit, lime and floral notes too. Quite high intensity in the palate, tight too. Tropical fruit, lime, lemon, great use of oak, subtly, med+ body and great structure, with long finish. A wine for the long road. Outstanding quality. It felt like a tiny sphere of flavor, acidity and power that never went away, just rested on the center of the tongue releasing layers of power as time went by. Tried again after 2 days and it have opened up in a magnificent way, while Ornellaia and Mouton had dissolved with only Smith Haut Lafitte trying to keep up.
White
2013 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
92 points
The nose is shows a bit of flint, lemon, lime zest, some stone fruit notes. Very impressive in the palate, extrovert, nice acidity, med to high intensity, lime, lemon, tropical fruit, pineapple, lemon leaves, very long finish elegantly framed by beautiful oak. Outstanding quality, great to drink now
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White
2013 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bianco Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
90 points
Tight, austere, flint, light citrus and stone fruit notes, some flowery notes too, with time the oak emerges more. In the palate, the wine is quite fruity, med acidity, nice body and structure, stone fruit, mild oak in the back, not very impressive for the price tag but quite nice and elegant, ending with a med finish.
Outstanding quality
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