Oh la la……this is good. First, I am really impressed by the purity&precision of this aged GG. Then you discover the classic mineral power of MORSTEIN combined with a juicy fruit of quince and mirabelle. In addition the signature of the cool-climate vintage 2008 acidity……even better a balanced (!) acidity now. Also a remarkable „Feinheit“ finesse in the dry finish. Outstanding balance too. Finally, no hurry.
I am such happy, as the 2008 GGs were not easy to taste at release and the winemakers had a hard job to deal with the high acidity of the vintage. But I was always hopeful and confident that there are some outstanding GGs in the long run. Also a wonderful example how great a GG can age.
David, did you come down for the last Theise Champagne tasting in NYC? A number of other wines were being poured, mostly Skurnik, but they had a few Wittmann bottlings there as well including 2017 Morstein GG. I was on my way out when I saw them on a side table unattended. That Morstein was double-take, I’ll-take-a-second-pour good.