The first surprise was that this was under a screwcap! This had no obvious effect on the wine as it was stunningly delicious, got better with air on the first night was better on the next day. A lot of exotic fruit here (pineapple, mango), TBA type sweetness, but the acidity is there to carry the day and the wine while delicious with dessert, worked great with the pork chops as well. Impressive wine, which might be around in a hundred years with no risk of bad cork...
Dinner at Oscillate Wildly (Oscillate Wildly, Sydney): Pear, grapefruit, spice and peach aromas. Lovely balance, it has really good acidity behind it and as a result the sweetness doesn't at all stand out. This grew the longer it was in the glass. Super good stuff.
Drank this during a Mother's Day Dinner at Ocean Kingdom.
My family members went a little crazy over this wine. A little muted at first, it opened up and the beautiful aromas took presence in the dining room. Hints of peach, nectar, citrus fruits displayed on the nose, with a creamy and rosy mouth feel. The finish is exceptionally long, with layers of flavours taking turns to take centre stage. This is a lot better than the younger German Rieslings that I've tasted, and the sensations from the start to the finish are just remarkable. This is an elegant Auslese that does not have to try hard to impress.
Will be hard to forget this wine from memory though.
Golden with flecks of green. Nice lifted nose of honeyed lemon and sweet flower. PAlate is good, fresh, zingy and quite light. Feels like it is developing and perhaps should have held off a bit longer. 88+
A far cry from the 2002 Auslese or the 2001 Auslese. This was recently bottled and I suspect that it may have been suffering from travel shock and a bit closed. This was just not what you would expect from Fritz Hasselbach. 89-90+ points.