A nice bottle of wine that went well with fried chicken. nose was very clean with a hint of ethanol. On the palate the minerality was nice, green apples a bit of peach. not sweet, but not dry. This was how I like my Rieslings
Nose: At first quite a bit of diesel. As that starts to recede, the fruit come out, with delicate and then assertive aromas of peach, pineapple, and asian pear. As it warms in the glass, it begins to take on a sweet floral character as well, like gardenia and fresh vanilla, and a little bit of bubble gum / cotton candy. All very nice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly oily
Palate: Ripe and fruity (apple, pear, pineapple) on the attack with a little pop of sweetness, then mineral and petrol. The acid kicks in on the finish with a lemon and lime juice tartness and even a hint of saline. Quite lengthy, too, leaving behind citrus and just a brush of sweetness.
Not a fine-boned feinherb, this wine has some meat on it but is still well balanced, pure, and nicely expressive on the nose. Good riesling with high delicious factor and concentration, and a great value. I expect it to keep improving for some time.
Mineral and citrus aromas that follow through on a tart, clean palate which features lemon/lime/white grapefruit citrus, nectarine, and wet rocks. The acidity was almost too strong on day one but is nicely integrated on day two, and the finish is tart and very long. Great QPR for $15, though I will hang on to my remaining bottles for a couple years to let the acidity integrate.
What made this wine for me was the meal; dry rub BBQ pork ribs. Read an article pairing BBQ with this type of wine and BINGO! I was instantly impressed. Honey, some citrus, a lot of fruit when opened, with a medium to light finish. I will grab another bottle just to try it on it's own merit.
WXTP Tasting II (Beautiful Wines, The Plaza): I thought this was very nice indeed. Great value for its price. It had a very pretty nose, tropical nose of grapefruit and guava, a touch of grass and some fresh white flowers with a nice touch of underlying chalk peeking out. Slightly off-dry on the the palate, this was super-friendly, with bright, zippy acidity running through a juicy, lemony attack and into into creamily textured midpalate, where fine, bright flavours of grapefruit, pomelo and a touch of ripe guava mingled with some honey and nectar. This may lack a bit of power and substance, but it was sure very yummy. It finished nicely too, with a stony, minerally, ever so slightly spicy tail that stretched out beyond the fruit. An excellent young wine - balanced, bright, food-friendly and delicious. Everything you could ask for from an off-dry Riesling at this price range. Perfect for drinking now, although it should hold quite well in the medium term.
I really enjoyed this, especially for the price. Peach and citrus nose with a hint of sour apple. An initial sweet stone fruit flavor is tempered by med-high acid. Some honey and stone underneath everything. I expected it to be great with the curry I was cooking while sipping this, and it was.