Pale gold color. Fresh, juicy and buoyant on the nose: tropical and orchard fruit, hyacinth, baking spice. This is confirmed on the slightly honeyed palate, of medium-full body and concentration: cantaloupe, fig, quince. Substantial. A little too botrytized for what we thought would be off-dry. For a grand cru Furstentum we see very little of what we would recognize as ‘grand cru’ distinction: we found no ‘extra’ here. In this context, a bit of a disappointment. Now – 2017.