June 22, 2019 - White wine dinner outside DC (Wilds of Gaithersburg - outside DC): Super sulfury nose. Reminds me of heavy lube oil. Did start to get some light apricot on the nose as the night went on, but the sulfur smell never blew off. The taste changed alot as the night went on. It gained weight, viscosity and interesting flavors as it sat. Alcohol is a tad noticeable, medium heavy body near the end with sugary notes. Fruit profile of peaches, quince, and apricot was quite nice. This needs 5+years and alot of air.
January 7, 2018 - Needed about 45 to 60 mind to Brest and then became very tropical fruit
June 30, 2017 - Very interesting. Lots of honeysuckle, lotus, jasmine, white flower thing going on. Then morphed into some apple flavor on last glass. 14.5% which was a surprise as thankfully didn't come through. Obviously well made. Finish could have been longer but hey, damn good regardless. Speaking of which, a tiny bit of hay as well. Am not sure how long this will age and would be curious to see what its like in a few years, although I don't see too much more upside with more time in the bottle.
November 6, 2016 - What to drink before we die... (Restaurant Prinzinger, Düsseldorf (Germany)): In nice drinking condition right now. Good acidity balance and lemon notes.
July 24, 2016 - Almost clear, yellow tinged. Nose of pineapple, tarragon, and candied fruit. Very complex and hard for me to describe. Notes of bitter honey and lemon curd at the finish. Slightly musty, with pervasive tastiness. Compelling more than delicious.
June 24, 2016 - A private tasting (67 Pall Mall, London, UK): Tasted blind. From magnum. A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon; 10 months on the lees with bâtonnage (1/3 new oak); RS 6.2 g/l. Wonderfully floral and expressive, beautiful oak integration, complex notes of vanilla, vegetables and tropical fruit; the palate has broad shoulders but it is elegant too, lovely ripe fruit, perfectly seamless, very subtle phenolics; lovely resonance on the finish, very good length.
January 30, 2016 - Pale straw, nice lustre.
Clean fruity nose, not overly expressive.
Thick rich palate. Very smooth but very powerful. Nicely balanced Sauvignon and semillon blend with the grassy characters well balanced by lemony lanolin richness. Sherbet zest, intense lemon zest, some mineral spice and very refined oak. Spectacular. Doesn't have the elegance of HB or LHB, but in a style of its own is very impressive.
November 7, 2015 - Tasted next to Y 2011. Peach, quince jelly, ginger on the nose. On the palate not too much fruit, really powerful, spicy, good acidity. Sinewy, lean, very long. 92-93+
November 6, 2015 - The nose is shy. Depth, concentration, precision, energy and roundness on the palate. Exquisite and very young
October 25, 2015 - M. Lurton explained that this is a SB-dominated wine, and it shows, even if my description might suggest otherwise. Pineapple, apricot, cantaloupe, coconut, and dare I say a hint of botrytis spice? There is a little bit of residual sugar lying underneath. Great piercing acidity, slightly viscous mouthfeel, and just amazing, amazing balance that combines substantial presence and freshness. Granted, I have no other experience with this wine but I think it tastes pretty darn good now. If money was no object, this is what I would love to have around as a "house white." Ah, one can dream.