Sine Qua Non Roussanne Chardonnay Omadhaun and Poltroon 1996
Sine Qua Non was officially founded in 1994 by Manfred and Elaine Krankl and rapidly garnered remarkable critical acclaim for their incredibly limited production wines made from classical Rhône Valley varieties. Omadhaun & Poltroon is a full-bodied and opulent blend of 60% Roussanne and 40% Chardonnay.
93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The blockbuster whites Sine Qua Non is now producing are a blend of Roussanne and Chardonnay, with the former varietal dominating the blend in both 1996 and 1997.
The massive, dry 1996 Omadhaun Poltron's 15.2% alcohol is well-concealed beneath this full-bodied wine's glycerin and unctuous texture. The knock-out nose of honeyed citrus and rose petals is followed by a chewy, remarkably pure, dry wine oozing with the extract. I suspect it will become even more civilized with 12-18 months of bottle age, but I would opt for drinking it over the next 2-3 years.
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