Vinous – 95
Buddleia and lily perfume, red raspberry and white peach headily entice the nose – then billow across a subtly creamy palate, set-off by a stony undertone and enhanced by animatingly bright fresh lime, tart apple and jammy but invigoratingly seedy berries. While the sweetness here is rather obvious, it doesn’t interfere with – and perhaps even enhances – the ripeness of fruit flavors in a luscious, refreshingly-sustained finish that is startlingly penetrating, almost as if there were an Eiswein, though in fact it represents a botrytis selection picked-out ahead of the corresponding Spätlese.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2040
JancisRobinson.com – 17.5
AP number 19 16. Dense and intense on the nose. Yet with massive acidity and freshness. Reminds me of morning time. Crunchy and crackling. Real pace.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040