Category Archives: riesling

Tamar Ridge Riesling 2012

Tamar Ridge, Limited Release, Dessert Wine, Riesling, Tasmania, Australia, 2012 This wine: varietal riesling, screw cap closure, 7.5% abv, 375 ml, Vintage Wines, £18.90 (07/17) Consumer tasting note: a rich nose of exotic fruit, dark marmalade, dried citrus and honeyed … Continue reading

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Jaraman Riesling Clare V. 2007

Wakefield, Jaraman, Riesling, Clare Valley-Eden Valley, South Australia, 2007 This wine: varietal riesling sourced from Clare and Eden Valleys, screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, Fareham Wine Cellar, £17.25 (01/17) Consumer tasting note: an assertive nose dominated by lime edged with … Continue reading

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F. Engel GC Praelatenberg 2011

Domaine F Engel, Riesling, GC Praelatenberg,  AOC Alsace Grand Cru, Rorschwihr, Alsace, France, 2011 This wine: varietal riesling, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, un-recorded source, ~£20 (2015) Consumer tasting note: a nose of lime, honey, stone fruit and other citrus; … Continue reading

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Zind Humbrecht Windsbuhl 2003

Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Clos Windsbuhl, Riesling, AOC/AOP Alsace, Turkheim, Alsace, France, 2003 Domaine Zind Humbrecht has been certified biodynamic since 2002, farming 40ha in widespread parcels and terroirs (soils, orientation and gradient), across four grand crus of Rangen, Goldert, Hengst and Brand, together with … Continue reading

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Forge Finger Lakes Riesling 2013

Forge Cellars, Riesling, Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA 2013 The Finger Lakes are fresh water lakes, 200-600m deep, carved out by glaciers when they dominated this landscape. They filled with water trapped by the terminal moraines left on glacial retreat. … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Les Pierrets Alsace 2002

Josmeyer, Les Pierrets, Riesling, AOC/AOP Alsace, France, 2002 This wine: varietal riesling, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, bin end, £23 (2016). WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity gold, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of … Continue reading

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Riesling – petrol or a fault revisited

Petrol and riesling After my recent tasting of a Michel Chapoutier Alsace 2012 riesling and referring to his earlier suggestion, reported in 2011, that petrol is a fixable fault, I felt it was time to revisit this evocative area, to see how … Continue reading

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