Medium orange. Appears quite advanced, and the nose confirms this: ripe read apple, spice, baroque, creamy. Deep and ripe on the palate, plush but not heavy as the underlying acid is ok. Some quince, apricot, citrus and ginger. Finish is minerals, peach and peach pit. This isn't electric Riesling, but it is fairly well balanced, not soft, and it is tasty. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 4.5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1/2 = 15.5/20.
You would never know this is well over a decade in the bottle. No change in color, the tiniest perceptible petrol nose, plenty of fresh, lush Riesling fruit, with some green apple flesh, red apple skin, wonderful acidity, and a nice dose of slightly tart saline on the long finish. A brilliant Riesling, though I won't touch another bottle for years.
Birthday wines at Anson's (Fort Collins): Very good showing for this riesling. Lots of zest and verve, with plenty of complexity, this was fresher bottle than some others. There's definitely some creaminess in there and some flavors of burnt orange showing that this wine has some miles on it, but it still has lots of youthful granny smith apple, some petrol. Very good length. I'd drink these soon.
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