Maybe I was lucky, based on the tasting notes my expectations for this wine were low, however this was a bottle of wonderfully aged Riesling that slipped down beitifully wish a fish pie. 2003 is certainly an ideosychratic year and this wine still has life in it yet, or maybe it's just a matter of taste.
Well past its prime. Golden in color, very shy nose of petrol, honeycomb, white peach. On the pallet only faint whisper of what was once im sure a very good wine. All the fruit is gone, muted minerality, nothing bad but also nothing good. If your holding any bottle its hard for me to even advise to hurry up and drink them, all in all a big letdown but my fault for waiting too long.
YESish. Curious, though drinkabilityreport was screaming drink me, it seemed to be young and underdeveloped (perhaps because of the size of the bottle. Decanted it into 2 other bottles to keep for subsequent nights; who every drinks 3 litres of reisling at a sitting). It was fruity, not much petroliness. I would not have called it distinctively reisling at all. It came across like a reasonably interesting wine, with some fruit and an semi-complex dryness in the aftertaste. Will be interesting to see how it oxidises over the next few days.
A Day With Olivier Humbrecht (Turckheim, Alsace, France): Light yellow in color. Smoke and some minerality but still seems simple compared to most previous vintages. Maybe not showing all it has due to being closed down right now? Olivier said this was unlike any previous Rangen Riesling and I certainly see his point after tasting it.
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