ITEM 8399778 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility
...opens flinty, cool and precise on the bright and intensely scented nose...super bright and healthy fruit intertwined with flinty-spicy slate aromas. Lush and round but also racy and piquant on the clear and super precise palate...highly attractive...with a crystalline, stimulatingly salty and frisky finish with grip and tension. A terrific 2018.
...pure and classic nose wafts from the glass in a mix of white cherry, pineapple, a hint of the honeycomb to come, tropical flowers and a lovely dollop of salty minerality...deep, pure, full-bodied and exquisitely balanced, with a creamy core, bright acids and lovely lift and grip on the long, complex and dancing finish. A first class Auslese!
Verbena-laced apple and white grapefruit on the nose project both candied and fresh aspects, setting the stage for a palate performance whose zest and penetrating brightness come as a surprise...there is simultaneously an alluring (as well as more predictable) hint of textural creaminess. The long finish is tongue-tingling yet persistently rich in its evocation of apple and quince jellies.