The 2012 shows a bit more youth and is somewhat more in line with a dry-Alsatian style that you may have encountered somewhere along the way, with an added level of interest. These are not simple, one-note quaffers and I delighted to introduce you to them.
Today Tom Klassen’s 2012 ‘Hibou de Nuit’ is directly floral, slight lychee notes on the aroma. On the mouth, mouth-watering acidity is a bit more to the forefront which will serve well with richer poultry gravies and mushroom dishes served up this time of year. On the finish, the lychee re-emerges like an Olympic diver after a spectacular dive. Try not to hit the ‘replay’ button on the remote control, if you can.