Friday 28 February 2014

Six Bottles Of Riesling

Aaaah Riesling - sometimes I wonder if I really need something else...?
But of course I do! :-)
These bottles were drunk over the last couple of weeks.

2009 Bacharacher Wolfshöhle Riesling GG, Frierich Bastian
A fine, elegant, cool nose with notes of lemon peel, white pears, chalk, grapefruit and a touch of vanilla ice cream. Very, very fine. A lot of minerals after a while. Deep.
The taste is young, taut and crisp with notes of lemon peel, grapefruit juice, white currants and tons of minerals. The finish is long, balanced and seductive. This is good!
91p   (tasted 2014/02)

1990 Riesling Spätlese Rosasilber Trocken, Scloss Vollrads
A mature, dry and medium deep nose with notes of dry honey, rubber boots, moist earth, band aid and a hint of bonfire. Good.
The taste is mature and semi dry with notes of grilled lemons, dry honey, dried sage and some rubber. A medium long taste. This is ok but should have been drunk 10+ years ago.
78p   (tasted 2014/02)

2010 Hatzenport Kirchberg Reserve GG, Heymann-Löwenstein
An elegant, understated, fresh nose with notes of  passion fruit juice, grilles lemons, lime peel, oyster shells and lots of chalk. Very, very good.
The taste is  very young, fresh and focused with notes of star fruits, unripe pears, chalk and sweet/sour lemons. The acidity is high and very good. Needs time to come together. Will become really, really good with 4-8 years in the cellar.
90p   (tasted 2014/02)

1990 Piesporter Goldtröpchen Riesling Auslese***, Bollig-Lehnert
A ripe, mature, round nose with notes of dried pine apple, lemoncello, band aid and some coconut. Fully mature. It has a fine salty scent. Very good.
The taste is mature and ripe with notes of dried tropical fruits, wool, tangerine peel and band aid. A medium long, fine finish that ends semi dry. This has matured in a good way.
87p   (tasted 2014/01)

2011 Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Bernhard Pawis
A light, fresh nose with notes of yellow apples, slate, rhubarbs and cap gun smoke. Nice, although on the light side of things.
The taste is medium bodied with notes of sweet and sour lemon caramels, slate, wet grass and a hint of licorice. The finish is a tad short. Good acidity.
80p   (tasted 2014/01)

2011 Saarburg Rausch Riesling Kabinett 1V, Ziliken
A very young, fresh, primary nose with notes of white pears, grapefruit, wet rocks, wet grass and a touch of eraser. Very fresh and light on its feet. This is good!
A taut, fresh and pure taste with notes of star fruit, a touch of anise, pears, grapefruit and lots and loys of slate. The acidity is like a laser sword and leaves the mouth fresh and wanting more. This is like drinking mountain river water. Soooooo good!
93p   (tasted 2014/02)


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