Saturday 5 May 2012

Just Opened - 2007 Felsentürmchen Riesling Spätlese, Dönnhoff

I was really in the mood for some nice Riesling this afternoon, and this bottle seemed tempting. Needed somthing like this for the upcoming cooking session.

2007 Felsentürmchen Riesling Spätlese, Dönnhoff
A lovely pure aroma greats you when you put your nose in the glass. There are notes of mature yellow apples, cap gun smoke, lemon cream, oilcloth and lots of sweet minerals. Rather weighty for a Spätlese, given blind my first guess would have been a Auslese. Very charming.
The taste is like having the yummiest lemon and vanilla icecream poured over your tongue, and then the laser like acidity sweeps in and cleans up. Candied lemon peels, grey pears, smoke and a touch of lime adds to the complexity. Long and fine. Very, very good, although still on the young side.
93p   (tasted 2012/05)

Soon I will open the dinner wine - 2004 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux from Comte Armand - stay tuned!

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