A little age on this bottle and it becomes 10 times as complex. Big floral and tropical fruit, honey, gasoline, pineapple, green apple and cotton candy. Despite the profile it is not overly sweet and quite dry.
L-R: 2012 Beringer Luminus, 2005 Exposure, 2005 Opus One
Luminus - bright, low acid, good balance, oak, citrus, great summer sipper.
Exposure - mature tannins, big red fruit, plums, wet tobacco leaves, forest floor, maybe even a little crushed clove. rewards you instantly but over the course of 20 odd minutes it breaks down quickly. Browsing of the edges and prune notes quickly invade.
Opus One - exceptional structure, long tannins, oak, a very subtle menthol quality, woodsy, mossy, and delicious. Over the course of 20 minutes this one just became better. Complex chains of flavor and a finish that kept on going. Was mature but vibrant toward the end.
Bring sugar and water to a slow boil and dissolve all sugar. Turn down to a summer. Peel and crush the ginger and add it to the saucepan. Slowly simmer for 10-20 minutes. Filter and allow to cool before use.