Case of Krone R.D
Iridescent gold with a luminous core. Strikingly fresh aromas of spring meadows, heather and hay, a tantalising lift of bergamot coalesce into darker tones of ginger, honeyed tea and roasted nuts. Concentrated yet weightless the palate is a study in complexity with a duality of fresh and dried fruit: apples, pears, pineapple flash through toasty hazelnuts, marzipan and hints of truffle. A calling card of the 2012 vintage, the rapier-like cut of acidity is reminiscent of crunchy, green apples, refreshing the palate. The pillowy mousse washes in and recedes in accordance, like waves breaking on the shore, a kinetic dance between fruit and structure. The
finish is long and layered, and resoundingly fresh, an incredible achievement for a 2012 vintage Cap Classique. This wine is not for cellaring; the interplay between maturity and freshness is best enjoyed soon after disgorgement.
The alchemy of nature is at play here. The duality of flavour—aged yet fresh—calls for dishes that equally play with the senses. Dry aged T-bone steak with a piquant salsa verde. Its vibrant precision begs for a cheese board featuring hard, washed rind and bloomy cheeses with slices of fresh green apple and pecan nuts. Seafood: smoked, raw, char-grilled, are all perfect preparations to dial up the R.D.’s intensity.
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