Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium, Falkensteiner Hofberg Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2008
Natural cork closure, 10.5% abv, Majestic Wine, £7
When first tasted, the opening note was overtly wet wool, which was why I bought a bottle, followed by limy citrus.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears.
Nose: clean on the nose, of medium (+) intensity, youthful, with a fleeting opening aromas of wet wool, then fresh lime juice, lemon zest and lemon pith.
Palate: an off-dry wine, with high acidity, a slight gummy grip, medium (-) alcohol, a medium body, of medium intensity, with flavours of warm lime, grapefruit pith, and a hint of warmer almost tropical fruit like pineapple skin. A long length, with a clean fresh slightly gummy finish.
Quality: a good quality wine, more off-dry than medium-dry, with a balance between fresh acidity and alcohol plus residual sugar. A wine with good intensity and concentration of flavour, not a simple wine but neither is it complex. A wine that is ready now, but does not have the characteristics to improve with cellaring, but will keep for 1-2 years.