Falkensteiner Hofberg Mosel Riesling 2008

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.

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