At the outset, I will note that I do not prefer drier style Rieslings to the more traditional, sweeter Rieslings. So, at first, I tasted this and was reminded of the Leeuwin Art Series, not one of my favorites. After a bit of time however, this wine grew on my, and I developed a taste for it. Mineral (and the petrol -- I guess -- flavor others have mentioned), tart, and crisp -- but not without flavor. It was also slightly better on Day 2. I am curious about what type of food might be appropriate -- perhaps some type of shellfish. I have 2 more and I am curious what they will be like.
On first pour, there was definitely a smell of fuel and apples. Tastes of apples and alcohol. This was not the usual kabinett German rieslings I usually enjoy. Very dry and apple-y with a taste of mineral that I usually associate with chardonnay.
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