Tasting Notes for Rob Hansult

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Red
3/30/2020 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
91 points
Pop 'n Pour. Med ruby.
Nose > Fresh, lively, luscious red, black & wild fruit. Tons of red & black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, wineberry, licorice, violet, whipped cream, lavender, wood-smoke & lilac.
Some earthy/meaty notes with spicy forest floor emerge with air.
Palate > Big luscious mouthful. Fruit driven & complex with underlying spice, smoke & herbs. All the red, black & wild fruit from the nose, & adds a touch of dehydrated raspberry, sumac & cranberry.
Med/med+ acidity, some light tannin & stem spice.
A fruit driven, but complete wine. Great balance. Med/med+ intensity.
Aftertaste & finish is fruit & spice. Ready to Rock 'n Roll now, but will certainly hold.
I'm liking it's fresh, luscious, complex fruit for Now drinking.
(91+)
White
3/23/2020 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Pop'n pour
Nose > Aromatic, but still fairly shy. Fresh lime flesh, lemon/lime-oil, ripe nectarine, tart apricot, violet &
whipped unsweetened lime-cream. Adds honeysuckle, grape blossom & flinty/creamy egg custard.
Waterfall over limestone.
Palate > Biggish & flinty with crushed rock, intense lime flesh & oil. Tart nectarine & nectarine skin, ripe & tart apricot, tart cherry, quinine & mineral salts. Steely, but just short of severe. Long, complex finish & aftertaste adds
crushed stone, slightly bitter lime & grapefruit pith.
Great balance & personality. Med+ acidity. Med+ intensity.
Lip smacking Saar magic.
Adds quince, lavender & lanolin on nose & palate with air, & needs it.
This baby is gunna continue aging at a snails pace.
(92+)
White - Sparkling
2014 Lenz Sparkling Cuvée North Fork Champagne Blend (view label images)
3/18/2020 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Med-light yellow gold. Very full mousse of med sized bubbles.
Nose > Big Bosc pear with lime flesh, lime-oil/zest with touch of ginger & Rainier cherry. Spicy, mildly pungent, Pinot dominant blend. Some underlying creamy/bready lees, but this is mostly about the forward, firm,
ripe & tart orchard fruit dipped in lime juice.
Palate > Big, round shape. Full bodied. Powerful Bosc pear, pear skin bound to lime flesh & lime-oil.
Morello cherry, nectarine, with background notes of freshly baked Italian bread & creamy lees. Adds a mildly bitter note like Bosc pear/nectarine skin with citrus zest. Balance goes to the big, bold, tight, ripe & tart fruit at the expense of complexity. Very Pinot. Med intensity. Med+ acidity.
Franky the best L.I. Bubbly I've tasted, & better than Eric's 2012.
Red
3/6/2020 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Pop'n Pour. Beautifully deep ruby red, with magenta.
Nose > Big, exotic wild, red, sappy black & blue fruit dance for dominance. Red, wild & choke cherry swirl with violet, lavender, licorice & sumac all in the soup. Tips closer to wild & blue/black fruit.
Impressively aromatic & complex.
Palate > Big, rich & tight, with great acidity. Med+ intensity of all that sappy, wild, red, blue & black fruit the nose teases & pleases with, & adds fresh red & black plum & a ton of choke cherry.
Some oak adds tannin, binds & marries the tight, rich, intense fruit; again tinges toward the firm, fresh wild, blue & black over red.
Finishes with bright fresh fruit & acidity, & some med, grippy oak tannins, bound together with wild & choke cherry, violet & lavender. Absolutely no signs of heat from the 15% ABV.
Impressive intensity, complexity, length, & finish.
Altogether impressive Barbera already, & will improve with time or air.
(92+)

With 2+ hours air, adds lush, round, ripe, rich, creamy, sweet red & black raspberry, red & black cherry, on top of & intertwined with its core of fresh, sappy wild & black fruit.
Red
2018 Château Le Maynot St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend
9/19/2019 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
90 points
Med ruby color.
Nose > Rich, fresh red & blue berries. Blueberry, red cherry, red raspberry, mulberry, black plum
Palate > Fairly big. Full, ripe, rich, fresh red fruit. Excellent balance. Med+ intensity. Med+ body.
Tannins have good grip in finish, but not out of place, unbalanced, or overly drying.
Great steak/grilled meat vino already. Keep a couple/3 years+ if you’re tannin adverse.
(90+)
Red
11/9/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Smoky soy, ripe red, black, wild & dried cherry, with hints of smoked herbs, grilled chestnut & potpourri.
Quite rich on nose & palate, with savory & soy notes in background. Med acidity. Med intensity.
Honestly, I prefer many/most CDP, even of this quality, younger, when the (oft times) gorgeous Grenache fruit is only (at most) tinged with secondary, & tertiary aromas/flavors.
Yup; I'm a baby-killer, & would absolutely have liked this even more before its 10th birthday ... or even 8th.
Red
2017 Luce della Vite Lucente Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend (view label images)
2/6/2020 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose > Spicy black cherry with hint of mocha & coffee. Rich & slightly smoky.
Palate > Nice combo of richness & grip. Pomegranate, black & red cherry, raspberry. Pomegranate really sticks all the way through the finish. Tannins are med, & slightly grippy.
The palate offers more interest than the nose, & is a bit tight, & could use a little time in bottle.
Red
2/6/2020 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
91 points
Nose > Inky, flowery, dark fruited. Loganberry, black raspberry, black cherry, pomegranate & new, soft leather.
Palate > Lush entry. Rich, fat, earthy Syrah fruit. Dark, smoky wild cherry, black raspberry & blueberry.
Med+ bodied. Good length. Med acidity.
Tightens up on the finish, with some nice, grainy, slightly grippy tannins. Keeps a measure of dark, exotic, inky, wild fruit through finish.
Will soften with age, but not sure it will improve.
Beer
1/31/2020 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
94 points
Very big, aromatic, roasted coffee on the nose, with bitter chocolate. Bourbon barrel in background. Complex, full, spicy & perfumed.
Coffee & semi-sweet chocolate power the palate, with Bourbon barrel also bringing up the rear as in the nose, but in a subtler way, & more subtle than KBS. Thick, roasted, creamy dark malts in between. A little spicy, herbal & drier tasting than KBS. Great palate feel; huge, round, nicely bitter. Impressive; a slightly tamer, more complex, expressive, subtle monster vs regular KBS. Prefer slightly.
12% bottled 11/14/19
Beer
11/24/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
95 points
Sometimes More is More . . .
This is just a Perfect RIS, & has it all > Rich, dark, deep, roasted, creamy nose. BIG, rich, dry, roasty, pungent, creamy, chocolate-malty. Complex, smoky, roasted malts. Dry-ish, long, & deep. Beautiful bitter smokiness comes in after mid-palate, & all the burnished, smoky, creamy, bitter chocolate malts make a big show on the finish. This is great Stout - hard to beat, & at 12% doesn't drink hot at all.
Just Big, BadAss, & Wonderful.
Cheers!
Beer
11/24/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
93 points
This is the best Goose Island Sour I've tasted (& I'm a Big fan of Madame Rose)
Nose is balanced/melded between red-raspberry, morello-cherry, touch of funk/barrel, sumac, & lactic, with light undertone of VA.
Palate is med-sour, taut, but creamy, & complex.
Fruity/lactic. Red-raspberry, red-cherry/cherry-stone, fruit-tea/sumac-tea, smoky pink-grapefruit/lime, & some light barrel-funk.
Really works, & hits the sweet-spot with flavor & age. Still plenty of fruit, but mostly secondary/tertiary, with no oxidation noticeable yet..
Like the Lolita with ~ a couple years age, the Madame Rose on the young/fruity side, & Juliet in between - Haven't seen/tried Halia or Gillian yet.
White - Off-dry
11/27/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
94 points
Big, musky/pungent, intense, lime-flesh/lime-oil, red & white-cherry, lavender, & violet. Beautifully clean apricot-y Botrytis. Creamy/slatey, nectarine & nectarine-skin, with a saline/mineral intensity.
Finish & aftertaste is musky apricot, lime-flesh/zest.
Great acidity - drinks like a big Spatlese, but I'm sure it's bordering on BA.
Love the balance - 10.5% ABV - high acidity & RS.
Big, elegant, complex, intense, & Beautiful!
White - Sparkling
11/29/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
I just LOVE this stuff! Powerful mousse. Big, aromatic, flowery, lime-flesh/oil, with that Mesnil/Cote-des-Blancs chalk/stone/mineral magic. Sappy, creamy, pungent white-peach, nectarine-skin, anise, violet & lime-zest. Class, length, intensity, depth, fruit, & character.
This is Beautiful.
Only small complaint is > This could surely stand as well with lower dosage. (disgorged 4/13)
(92+)
Red
12/1/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
95 points
NOSE > Great perfume. Big, aromatic, rich, deep, smoky, fruity/creamy, with beautiful touch of burnished, fine-grain oak. Tons of flowery fruit on the nose with crushed rose-petal/oil, & a range of sappy/pungent Morello, Red, & Choke-Cherry taking the fore - very rich, smoky & mineral-packed. Black-Raspberry, Blackberry, sun-dried brick, wild-strawberry, creosote, & mulberry.
PALATE > Rich, tight, deep, mineralized red-fruit. So Very Amazingly Fresh! Morello, red, wild, & choke-cherry, cherry-stone, rose-petal, dried-cherry/raspberry & licorice.
Medium, firm, but ripe tannins, with smooth, fine-grained oak tannins. Very fluid.
Med+ intensity. excellent length, with intense fruit carrying all the way to the finish. Med+ ripe acidity. Does Barbera get better than this? The '05 was my 1st eye-opener to this Killer bottling, & this is even better (although may not age quite as well, long term).
White
12/3/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
93 points
Crammed with ripe, pungent, tart orchard fruit & crushed rock. Showing slightly reductive fermentation aromas still, with big, creamy minerality & stony liquid steel. Great tension between firm, steely crushed rock minerality, & creamy, smooth richness of ripe fruit.
Clearly some sweetness, but drinks just off-dry.
Great balance & intensity. Big, elegant monster of a wine. Open only 2 hours here. Killer off-dry Riesling.
(93+)
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White
12/5/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
91 points
Big, creamy/pungent white-peach, tart-nectarine/nectarine-skin, litchi, lime-oil, quince, egg-custard, sappy flint/crushed-stone, & kiwi. Finish & aftertaste is steely lime-zest, & tart orchard-fruit. Young & very tight still. good length. Med acidity. Med intensity.
10.5% ABV. Drinks slightly sweeter than off-dry.
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
12/6/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
88 points
Big rich nose. Mildly fruity, plummy, slightly stewed, with that monolithic aroma peculiar to Meads (of Mead!) ... at the same time pungent, but a bit flat/dead, too. Touch of heat showing (16.7% ABV).
Better on the palate. Rich, slightly fruity, even some acidity on the back end, but still soft. Quite sweet, rich, & honeyed (Ha Ha!). Not much more to say, unfortunately. Recommended by a (beer) friend who (obviously) likes Mead-y things a lot better than I do.
(73% honey, 9% black currant, 9% cherry, 9% blueberry)
Red
12/11/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
87 points
Spicy & medium+ sized, but not really smooth. Nicer on the nose - rich, fruity/spicy/exotic, but the palate is a bit clumsy. Will round out more with a couple years in bottle, but won't ever get too close to elegant, or improve much. Stylistically I don't like the heavy-toast oak that was used for (at least) part of the elevage. Looks like they were aiming for a sappy/fruity fluidity ... & just didn't quite get there. Not that bad for <$20, although not winning any QPR competitions either.
(87+)
Beer
12/15/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Very full-flavored, very creamy Belgian yeast. Fat & rich. Malt & (creamy!) yeast driven brew. Mostly amber malt, w/some caramel malts. Great complexity. Impressive: this is not really in my wheelhouse, but can't help liking anyway. Big Stillwater fan. Really very nice stuff. If you like malty, soft, creamily sweet Saison's, you'll like even more than me.
White - Off-dry
12/20/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
93 points
Big, intense, round, pungent, with great ripe acidity, & excellent, firm, mineralized backbone.
At once showy, & elegant.
Beautiful balance. Med+ intensity & nice length.
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White
12/22/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
93 points
The amount of spice & fire in these limestone-fueled, turbo-charged Riesling-Rocket puppies is truly smile-inducing.
Give me minerality, or give me death!
Beer
12/24/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
90 points
Founders 2014 Dissenter Imperial IPL
Big & pretty aggressively malty. Nice big load of hops w/some nice bitterness on the back-end.
More than decent, & like this a lot, but frankly comes off just slightly rough/simple/obvious after an Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar IIPA.
(90+)
BTW, who's the wanker who designed the add a new wine/beer cock-up here? It's hilarious.
Last time I'll be wasting my time with that.
Beer
12/24/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
93 points
Big flavor, not ABV (8.5%). Fresh, pure, slightly fruity, med-pale malt, with a nice big, nicely, but not overly bitter hop back-end.
Great, deft balance - a stand-up double off the right-field wall. Will look for more from these guys.
(93+)
Beer
12/27/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
95 points
Big, Baaad, & Beautiful. Small batch Bourbon bbl Imperial Stout (ABV 11.5%). A beautiful, elegant Monster of a near-perfect Imp Stout. Big, complex, with Bourbon bbl not overpowering. Spice, vanilla, roast malt, & coffee. Very rich, but finishes med-dryish, with lingering finish/aftertaste of creamy/dry roasted malt/coffee, & a hint of molasses.
Carries it's ABV without showing hot at all.
Imp Stout just doesn't get too much better than this. Thank You for doin' what you do Garrett Oliver!
Beer
12/28/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Really nice Black IIPA. The only negative is that Black IPA's always leave me wanting to move "up" to a Stout, even though this is very nice for the genre.
Beer
12/29/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Never/rarely among the front rank of Oude Gueuze, but pretty damn nice nonetheless.
Brett & funky oak the main notes, & fresh wheat-malt. High-ish carbonation.
Some lactic sour in the background, but overall not very sour.
Works very well (especially after a tooth rattlingly acidic, but GREAT Hanssens Artisanaal Oudbeitje!)
Bottled May 2013
Beer
12/29/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
94 points
Big aroma/flavored traditional fruit (strawberry) Lambic. Very low carbonation.
Huge, complex aroma bursting with funky, fresh strawberry. Amazingly pointed, flowery, piquant, pungent & intense. Big palate as well. Sappy sour-strawberry, yellow-raspberry, funky/lactic. Brett mostly in the background, but makes an appearance on the finish along with some funky oak. Very sour; don't share this one with your dentist!
I wouldn't mind a few more bubbles, & less enamel stripping acidity, but this is what great, traditional, uber-classic, unblended Lambic is all about. Yeah. Wow!
Barely a year in bottle - bottled Jan '14
(94+)
White - Off-dry
12/30/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
94 points
NOSE > Big, musky, creamy, tight & exotic fruit stuffed nose. Lime-flesh/lime-oil, nectarine, wet river-rocks, yellow-peach, morrello-cherry, stone, slate, crushed-rock, honeysuckle, star-fruit, & gala-apple.
Beautiful vein of Botrytis is mostly subsumed by the avalanche of tight, exotic, intense fruit.
PALATE > Big, intense, sweet, musky, fresh orchard & citrus-fruit. Tons/waves of tight & exotic fruit, with apricot/tart-apricot, pink-grapefruit, lime-flesh/lime-oil, yellow-peach, quince, & nectarine. Big/intense.
Pretty big, rich/savory sweetness reigned in by substantial acidity. Nice undertone of clean Botrytis.
Med+ depth & length.
Finishes tight, with lime, tart-apricot, & crushed-rock. Drinks much drier than it is, with fruity acidity cleaning the palate, while leaving strong eddies & echoes of the cornucopia of tart, stony, exotic fruit.
Love the combo of tight/tart-fruit + exotic + stony/slatey.
Great length, depth, & intensity.
These better 2010's are really something else.
(94+)
White
1/9/2020 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Nose > Lemon/lime-oil, tart apricot, grape blossom, quinine, flint, egg custard (reduction), honeysuckle, petrichor, lavender & lilac.
Touch of whipped cream, creamsicle & lime cream.
Palate > Powerful lime flesh/zest, tart nectarine & apricot, steel & Morello cherry. Crushed rocks & quinine. Nice fruity minerality. Great cut & acidity; drinks on the dry side of feinherb. Med+ intensity, length.
Still needs time (this was open 2 days in fridge).
Beer
5/4/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
94 points
Wow! Med red - deeper than most Kriek. Virtually no carbonation.
NOSE > Intense sappy wild-cherry, & Lactic/Brett/Lambic-funk with small hint of VA.
PALATE > Starts tart, & finishes bitter-cherry/cherry-stone.
In between, beautiful complex Lactic/Brett/Funk/VA pervaded by those wonderful, amazingly intense Scarenbecca Morello-cherries.
Cherry-stone & wild tart-cherry finish & aftertaste.
I'm in Love! Great Lambic.
Cheers!
White
1/5/2020 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
93 points
Nose > Big, aromatic lime-oil, lavender, grape blossom, Ugli fruit & smoky Key lime musk.
A touch of egg custard & reduction still.
Palate > The same gorgeous amalgam of smoky, reductive lime/citrus, with white nectarine, white peach, lanolin, steel, citrus zest, lavender & touch of apricot.
Pungent, creamy & gripping. Piercing, salty minerality.
Great acidity & balance. Med+ intensity.
From bottle open a week; this will be a beautiful ager ... if I can keep my hands off a few.
Yeah Baby
(93+)
White - Sparkling
5/2/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
91 points
From magnum
NOSE > Complex semi-pungent pear, tart-orchard/orchard-fruit, with creamy, leesy ginger, white-flowers, lime/lemon-oil, lavender, & anise.
PALATE > Tart orchard/orchard-fruit, pear-skin (Bosc), earthy, smoky lime-flesh, quinine/limestone/mineralized ginger, blood-orange, lavender, licorice, & red-cherry.
P.N./Meunier/red-fruit becomes more assertive w/air. Finishes long, with blood-orange-zest, quinine,
pear-skin, lime-zest, ginger, & a refreshing/fruity bitterness.
Good acidity. Medium intensity. Med/low dosage.
Impressive Brut NV, especially good QPR.
(91+)
White - Off-dry
4/29/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
94 points
NOSE > Grape-flower, lime-flesh, & subtle, perfect yellow-peach, apricot, & lemon/lime-oil.
Creamy/rich, pungent & fresh. SO complex already.
PALATE > Explosive, intense fruit, flower & mineral packed. Sauvage.
Big, pungent lime, tart-apricot, apricot, pink-grapefruit, guava.
Lemon/lime/grapefruit/blood-orange oils.
Soft/firm grape-blossomy perfume pervades all.
High acidity (lots of it malic). Excellent mid-palate concentration.
Very long finish & aftertaste with lime/lime-flesh, blackcurrant, blood-orange &
exotic red & green citrus-zest.
The hint bitter citrus-zest with pungent pink-grapefruit oil builds & builds on the intense aftertaste.
WOW - this aftertaste just Digs-Into your tongue, & goes on & on & on! Rare intensity, depth, & length.
VERY Impressive Abtsberg.
(94+)
White
4/12/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
93 points
NOSE > Big ripe orchard & yellow-fruit. Very creamy, rich. Pineapple, starfruit, Bosc-pear, lemon-oil, egg custard,
Meyer-lemon, & Key-lime. Steely & limestone/mineral-packed.
Hint of traditional fuder fades as fruit expands with air.
PALATE > Big, rich/fat/creamy. VERY firm middle to back-end. Steely, liquid limestone/minerals.
Big, tight orchard-fruit, lemon/lime-oil, cherry-stone, quinine, bosc-pear skin.
Intense, Very concentrated, & absolutely PACKED with mineralized fruit.
Touch of fuder. Great body, intensity, depth, & length. Stony/fruity/limestone aftertaste & finish.
Excellent, med+ acidity.
Very seriously impressive.
Even better (if slightly tamer & less pungent) than the excellent Kabinett Trocken (slightly lower alcohol % than Kabi also).
(93+)
Red
2010 Bedell musee North Fork Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/4/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium deep ruby.
NOSE > Red-cherry, pomegranate, lavender, aromatic black, red, blue, wild fruit, grilled tomato/herbs, stewed-tomato.
Some smoky, creamy richness. Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) keeping it reigned in/tight.
PALATE > Med + bodied. Some richness, but more savory & linear.
Red-cherry, crushed wild berries, sumac-tea, sappy cherry-bark, lavender, & grilled herbs. Tannins are nice, not overdone - tight, not rich. Restrained use of oak accentuates fruit on nose & palate.
The Cab Sauvignon dominates. Med intensity, depth, & length.
Nice stuff. Will age medium term.
(65% Merlot, 30% C.S., 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Syrah)
Not as good as the '07.
(90+)
White
3/30/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
93 points
Medium yellow
Nose > Big & aromatic. Stony blood-orange, pink-grapefruit, & lime-oil.
Tart-apricot, white-peach, anjou pear & pear-skin.
Lilly, honeysuckle, lavender, creamy nectarine, egg-custard, & a touch of quinine.
Palate > Very big, intense & fruity/stony on the palate.
Tart-apricot, tart-nectarine skin. Flint, stone, quinine, limestone, tart-cherry stone.
A tart-fruit, mineral Bomb.
High, ripe acidity.
Excellent intensity. Great structure.
Shows it's 13% ABV only in it's body/size; no heat.
Very long finish with lime & grapefruit-zest, tart-apricot skin, blood-orange, & a touch of cinnamon.
Seemingly leaves a residue of powdered rock/stone dripped w/lime-oil, & tart-nectarine skin in the long, long aftertaste.
Impressive. Beautiful now with some air, but this puppy will develop.
White - Off-dry
3/17/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep, pungent, stony, salty/mineral steely musk + lime-oil/flesh/zest.
(92+)
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White
3/16/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
91 points
Big, rich, taut, stony, pungent. Pear, tart-nectarine, lanolin, red-cherry, smoky/mineral white-peach, peach-kernal & gunpowder.
Great body, balance, & acidity. Med+ intensity. Long finish & aftertaste.
Impressive.
(91+)
White - Off-dry
2/22/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
91 points
NOSE > Rich, creamy, ripe yellow-peach, nectarine, apricot, sultana & hint of musky/smoky/spicy/apricot Botrytis.
PALATE > Very rich. Sultana, ripe-peach/apricot/nectarine, litchi, guava, & mandarin.
Fat, soft, & rich. Hint of pungent Botrytis.
Med intensity. Med length. Slightly low acidity.
Finish & aftertaste continues with yellow orchard fruit, & nectarine-skin.
(91+)
White - Off-dry
2/22/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
NOSE > Creamy, ripe nectarine, tart-apricot, lime, startfruit, red cherry, & cantaloupe.
PALATE > Pungent, musky, creamy nectarine, lime-flesh, pink-grapefruit, tart-apricot, cantaloupe, & stony citrus-pith.
Medium intensity & length. Excellent acidity & freshness. Finish & aftertaste shows smoky, sappy lime-flesh/zest, & aromatic cantaloupe.
(92+)
White - Off-dry
2/18/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
94 points
Hugely fragrant, pungent, flowery. Big, Beautiful combo of fruit, spice, & flowers. Violet, lavender, nectarine, tart-apricot, lanolin, smoky lime-flesh, red-cherry, anise, lilac, tangerine, rose-petal, & quince.
Lip-smacking minerally acidity. Medium+ intensity. Good+ length. Flowery, spicy, fruity, mineral flavors plus lime-flesh/zest continue through finish & fairly extended aftertaste.
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White - Off-dry
2/12/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
95 points
NOSE > Pungent/aromatic/musky/earthy/smoky lime-flesh, creamy nectarine, pink-grapefruit, quince, stony/slatey,
tart-pineapple, tart-apricot, blackcurrant & red-cherry.
PALATE > Big, intense earthy/stony lime-flesh/lime-oil, tart-apricot, pink-grapefruit, slatey red-cherry/cherry-stone & citrus-pith.
Really pungent/earthy/musky, big, tight & long. Great ripe, fruity acidity.
Drinks fairly dry. Finish & aftertaste of high-toned flowery lime-flesh/lime-oil, quince & citrus-pith/zest.
Excellent intensity. Tight, but very expressive already. Jam-packed with both class & character.
A Great Mosel.
White
2/10/2014 - Rob Hansult wrote:
flawed
Nice, complex pit-fruit, & tart orchard-fruit. Medium bodied. Excellent acidity.
A bit blurred by small amount of undue age/poor storage. A good drink, but not really representative of Leitz Alte Reben bottlings.
I Love Leitz, & am a Very Big fan of their wines. This was just a tired bottle (likely from wine-shop storage - I've had it in my cellar less than a year).
White - Off-dry
2/9/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
NOSE > Big, pungent mineraly greengage, Granny-Smith, red-cherry, cantaloupe, tart-apricot, lemon-candy, & lime-flesh.
PALATE > Musky lime-flesh, lemon-candy, mineralized sweet-tarts, sappy/stony grapefruit, creamy-nectarine, red-cherry, & apricot.
Sweet, but with lip-smacking acidity.
Excellent balance, length, medium intensity.
Long finish & aftertaste with pink-grapefruit, musky cantaloupe, & citrus-pith.
Really nice stuff.
White - Off-dry
2/8/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Big & rich. Juicy sultanas, creamy yellow-peach/apricot, yellow-plum,
lemon-candy, spicy smoky lime-flesh, lavender, & cherry-pez.
A light sheen of Botrytis in the background. Sweet & very silky.
Firms up on the finish with some anise, a hint of orange-zest, & citrus-pith. Med/med-low acidity. Med intensity.
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White
2/5/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
91 points
Very pretty fruit-cocktail Nahe spice & minerality.
Excellent fruit, body, balance & acidity. Med intensity & length.
Nice QPR
(91+)
White - Off-dry
1/26/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
94 points
Celestial, pungent key-lime/lime-flesh/lime-oil, grape-blossom, tart-apricot, gooseberry, starfruit, pink-grapefruit,
red-cherry, & Granny-Smith. Sappy, salty, mineral-infused tart orchard-fruit.
Big, pungent perfumed Ruwer Riesling. Very firm, with great acidity.
Finish & aftertaste shows pungent, minerally lime-flesh/zest.
Drinks very dry for a Spatlese. Quite long - aftertaste goes on & on.
Med+ intensity.
(94+)
White - Sparkling
1/24/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
92 points
Big lemon/lemon-oil, sappy, fruity, creamy, mineral-infused lime.
Pungent pink, yellow, green citrus, quince, & tart-nectarine. Nicely creamy & leesy.
Autolytic character takes back-seat to firm, very tight, lemony Chardonnay fruit.
Big, spicy ginger, violet, lavender, & licorice add to complexity.
Long, firm. Sappy, with med+ intensity. Dosage seems on low side of Brut. Beautiful, flowery quality to the fruit.
Very young & tight.
(92+)
White - Off-dry
1/20/2014 - Rob Hansult Likes this wine:
91 points
Very pretty, subtle, elegant, complex. Ripe & tart orchard fruit, grape blossom, lime-flesh. Creamy, fruity, firm.
Love it, & very nice+ stuff, but not quite in the very top rank of '12 Spatlesen for me.
(91+)
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