Tasting Note                         

90+    2005 Conundrum (Conundrum Wines)    11/18/07 ($23)

13.5% alc
Color: Medium deep gold. (3.0) Bouquet: Honeysuckle, pollen, pineapple and acidity with atouch of alcohol. Rich, but also lively and balanced. (3.0) Body: Light heavyweight with excellent fruit and acidity. Some sweetness and alcohol. (3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but more restrained. (2.5) Finish: Long with flavors similar to the bouquet. Some cedary oak is thrown in with a little bitterness and icky sweetness. (3.0)
Overall: Balanced, forceful and delicious. An excellent example, showing concentration and some botrytis. It should smooth and integrate more in the next couple of years, but very tasty even now. (16.0)