From the Cellar: Terlan!
7 Decades of Amazing White Wines
BC: Before Cable
Vinified in 2500 liter casks and bottled in May of 1985
First vintage of 100% Chardonnay produced by Terlan
Delicate floral and talc laced perfumes greet the nose. This is fresh with nary a hint of oxidation but also a bit simple and shy. On the palate this is gorgeous and at peak, round yet with bright acids supporting tart apple fruit. It’s a small scaled wine and getting a bit lean but so well balanced with a long citrus note on the elegant finish. 88pts
Stony on the nose with aromas of white peach, white flowers, and a hint of dusty, peppery spice. Bright and gorgeous on entry with notes of candied apricot, waxy fruit, and nectarine skin. This is a touch more rustic on the palate, showing a bit of astringency, but at the same time it exhibits such purity of fruit and a long, remarkably clear finish filled with pressed flower, dried lemon rind, and dried hay accents. 92pts