on Jan 08, 2008
Having spent much of 2007 putting together a full vertical of Dolce, it was time to start sampling over the holidays. The 1994 being the most recently procured, I started there.
Lovely golden color, almost a maize brilliance. Not nearly as viscous as the 2001 I had a few months back.
Nose: slightly honeyed, pineapple, peaches, and pears. It took several approaches for me to discern the aromas as nothing was too overwhelming.
Palate: Smooth and succulent with pear and pineapple on the front and an almost lemony acidity on the backend bringing a bit of a pucker. Not as sweet as I would have liked, medium to medium-low. Surprisingly long finish. Remnants of the acidity lingered for 10+ minutes.
A delightful wine. Not what I was expecting since having the 2001, but I'm certainly looking forward to tasting all the others and comparing to find a favorite year.
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