I left this bottle in the freezer on the 26th. Yes, that really happened. When discovered, the cork was half pushed out. I thawed it quickly in a warm bath and it appears to have suffered no lasting damage as it was delicious, clean, long, round and well-proportioned, virtually unchanged since 2008, perhaps a bit less glossy and fruity yet equally or more complex. Fantastic wine experience. 93+
out of 375ml. tightly wound nose of limes, orange creamsicle and yellow stonefruit over chalky minerality. great acid and just a very slight touch of rs. a little disjointed today, will be be better in a few years when things can integrate. shows great potential.
A bit richer and creamier than the Schlossberg CSC, with stones and light flowers off the nose and layered almond, clementine, and pineapple flavors that float across the palate and linger long enough to provide backchannel olafactory notes. Outstanding. From a 375.
92+. My first Alsatian Riesling. Pale greenish-yellow. Floral, mineral and grassy aromas. (Great quality to the aromas, but more subdued than I expected. Hopefully will open up with age.) Flavors of peach, honey, stones, lemon, perhaps a bit of grapefruit. Noticeable sweetness (more than I expected), but plenty of acidic tang to back it up. Lots of orange peel, and occasional hints of light spice (white pepper?) on the wonderfully long, lively, steely and pleasantly bitter finish. Finish is by far the best part. There are still faint echoes of citrus an minerals over a minute later. Don't know anything about this sort of wine, but I suspect that it will have a lot more to give after some years in the cellar. We'll see. . . .
Wow! A very, very nice bottle (half bottle) of riesling that delivers everything in a smooth, well-put-together package of niceties. The nose is mostly minerals and citrus (grapefruit, very ripe lemons), the tastes are the same, with more citrus, some banana and pineapple, and some orange tropical fruit mixed in, and the length is long, impressive, and lingering, with a very nice spicy element that borders on the good side of bitter. I could drink many glasses of this.