David M. Bueker wrote:Tom - you could not have picked up metallic taste from the cap. Gunderloch caps have no metal in contact with the wine. (In fact no wine closure caps have a direct wine-metal contact anymore.)
Now are some of hte 2004 Gunderlochs a bit austere - yes they are. (the trocken, Jean Baptiste and Auslese*** all have a stony, minerally focus)
I tasted something a bit harsh, perhaps just a bit of volatile acidity? Maybe a reaction with something already on my palate, like residual toothpaste (that always tastes metallic with wine)? Anyway, it was just on the first taste and then it was gone.
I love the minerally focus of Jean Baptiste, I actually have been building a vertical of it starting in 2000 on through 2003. I haven't seen the 2004 yet, but I always get at least 4 bottles, sometimes a whole case. It is my favorite house white. Although some years seem more fruity than others, especially the 99.