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One of the gems of Ernie's range, the 2016 Treppchen is a delight. There's notes of ginger and dried slate, as well as peaches and pineapples. Brilliantly put together, there's so much elegance and depth here.
Tasted in late July 2017 and slated for late September bottling, this displays a surprisingly prominent green apple component given that it reflects selective picking for optimal ripeness and in a vintage typically low in malic acid. But the tartness is undeniably invigorating, an impression accentuated by overtones of shrubby, pungent, piquant rosemary and privet. A glossy feel midpalate helps buffer the acids, but there is still plenty of animation, brightness and invigoration left in the smoke- and stone-tinged, pithily sustained finish.
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