Friday 5 November 2021

M´s Birthday Bash - The Whites

Turning 56. No big deal one would think. M thought otherwise and opened these bottles a couple of weeks ago.

2013 Les Chétillons Cuvée Speciale, Pierre Peters
This Blanc de Blancs shows of a elegant, tight nose with notes of tangerines, fir and wet cement. Very fine.
The taste is pure and racy with notes of orange peel, dry biscuits, chrushed rocks and sweet minerals. A fine, saline touch. Lovely. 5+ years.
94p   (tasted 2021/09)

2014 G-Max, Keller
I remember a time seemingly not so long ago, when I thought that 100 Euro for a bottle of G-Max was too much...  A priviliege to taste and drink. The nose is pure as a mountain river with low keyed yet distinct notes of fresh herbs, chrushed rocks, a hint of diesel and fresh lemons. Brilliant.
The taste is concentrated and sappy with notes of candied lemons, chive, wet stones and some grassy notes. The finish is counted in minutes. Very young still but oooh so good.
97p   (tasted 2021/09)

2019 Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Riesling Spätlese Alte Reben, Stefan Müller
A cool, smoky nose with notes of yellow pears, chrushed rocks and hints of rubber. Very, very good.
The taste is very young and fresh with notes of grass, pears and road dust. A perky acidity. 6+ years.
91p   (tasted 2021/09)

2014 Nierstein Riesling Kabinett - P -, Keller
P for Pettenthal. A high, pure nose with notes of grapefruit, lemon peel, black currant leaves and gravel. Very fine.
The taste is tight and seedy with notes of elderberries, grass, lemon peel and minerals.Very refined.
94p   (tasted 2021/09)

2007 Piesporter Domherr Riesling Spätlese, Reinhold Haart
Shows a very fine maturity with notes of apricots, wet asphalt, hay and intriguing aromas of sherry. Very fine.
The taste is complex and fine with notes of dried apricots, moist smoke, petrol and hay. A long, sikjy finish. Fully mature.
93p   (tasted 2021/09)

2014 Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Spätlese, Julian Haart
A large scaled nose with notes of lemon licorice, violets, orange peel, smoke and scents of warm plastic. Very complex and fine.
The taste is pure, tight and concentrated with notes of grape, almond paste, grilled lemons and smoke. High and fine. A stunning acidity. 7+ years.
95p   (tasted 2021/09)

2006 Corton-Charlemagne, Bonneau de Martray
A cool, refined, smoky nose with notes of vanilla ice cream, matchbox, dry caramel and expensive soap. A lovely structure. Young and taut.
The taste has weight, concentration and focus with notes of red apples, smoke, butter biscuits and minerals. Very, very long. 8+ years.
95p   (tasted 2021/09)

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