Rainstorms lasting ten days put an end to the second pass. A tentative new effort was made on the 21st, but this proved unsuccessful.
The 3rd and 4th passes started on the 27th of September and 2nd of October. The quality of the botrytised grapes was excellent – even though over half of all bunches were damaged by sour rot and had to be eliminated.
A real winegrowers and winemakers vintage.
Reviews and ratings:
90-92 points - Wine Advocate
« Tasted twice at two negotiants. The first sample displays a lifted nose of lemon, peach and honey with an odd scent of Airfix glue that dissipates with aeration and did NOT appear on a second sample shown four days later. The palate on the first as good acidity with unctuous sweet fruits : peach, apricot and orange-blossom. Clean, understated finish that has just a touch too much new oak at this stage but that should meld in nicely with the wine. Tasted March 2007. »
Neal Martin – eRobertParker.com – 04/05/2007
95-100 points - Wine Spectator
« This is big, powerful and intense, with loads of ripe fruit and spice character. Full-bodied, racy, very sweet and long. Complex, layered and fantastic, showing ginger spice. Really stands out. Excellent. »
James Suckling – Wine Spectator – 04/04/2007
95 points - Decanter.com
Intense pineapple and honeycomb on the nose with loads of marmalade botrytis. Rich but suave in the typical Lur Saluces style, with caramel apple and grilled mango flavours finishing long and thick. Not overly sweet thanks to searing acidity.
Ian D ‘Agata (Decanter) – 06/2015
For the first time, this wine was tasted between the 1st and 2nd Crus Classés, so more in contexte. As usual, there was the honeyed, concentrated richness of a good Cru Classé with class and weight. The flavour showed layers of powerful, concentrated richness, if lacking the complexity of the most successfull wines. »
Decanter.com – 01/09/2006
17-18/20 points - La Revue des Vins de France
« Raffiné et très élégant, avec des notes de pâte de fruits jaunes et d’écorce d’orange confite en bouche. La finale est d’une complexité aromatique, marquée par une petite touche amère bienvenue et rafraîchissante. »
La Revue des Vins de France – 01/06/2007
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