Offers a panoply of rich fig, quince, persimmon, date and orange peel flavors, but stays bright and lithe, with a lacy texture and bright acidity. Very alluring, with great buried minerality offset by papaya on the very long, finely beaded finish. Drink now through 2028.
The 2005 Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg Moelleux 1er Trie announces its advanced botrytization with high-toned honey, flowers, herbal distillate, framboise, and quince preserves, but comes onto the palate with an almost pulpy, juicy sense of vivid fresh citrus, accented by bitter-sweet Seville orange rind and brown spices. Clear and pure, with wafting inner-mouth florality and a persistent alternation of invigorating freshness with honeyed nobility of botrytis, pit fruit and berry preserves with fresh citrus, this is the longest-finishing wine here today, and a great candidate for enjoying anywhere between seven and twenty-some years of age. (DS)
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