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  1. #1
    Bill S. Guest

    Default A Raft of Rieslings

    Riesling notes

    Gaston Chiquet Blanc de Blancs ΰ Ay Champagne NV – bit of colour, lots
    of acidity, some complexity. Decent

    2008 Sperling Old Vines Riesling (BC)slight lemon and petrol nose,
    very lemony and acidic in the mouth, over all quite decent.

    2005 Hirsch Heiligenstein Zobing Kamptal Riesling (Austria) – medium
    colour, a ton of petrol in the nose, lots of acidity, maybe just a tad
    short on mid-palate fruit.

    2005 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese – grapefruit in the nose,
    slight spritz, some evident R, nice balance, some lime coming in late,
    full mouth feel. Nose loses grapefruit and picks up more petrol with
    time. Nice.

    2004 Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese – young bright wine with apple
    nose, a little lively spritz and what seemed more like a Spatlese
    level of RS.

    1993 Zilliken Saarberger Rausch Spatlese – the nose was more lemon
    than lime, with a hint of spice and honey, medium bodied, clean
    finish, ready.

    1976 Ficht-Bergweiler Erben Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese – amber colour,
    some petrol but also a notable menthol that turns more to peppermint
    with time, intense melange of flavours including apricot, good
    length. This is why I risk keeping these wines so long – when you hit
    it there is no comparison.

    1983 Hohe Domkirch Scharzhofberger Auslese – not much nose at first,
    then a burnt sugar caramel nose, not as bright or interesting as the
    76, with more RS and less acidity.

    2001 Pauly Birgweiler Bernkasteler Badstube – damn – didn’t make a
    note of this QMP wine – probably Auslese. Lighter middle of the road
    wine with good balance, but not in the right order after the old
    wines.

    2002 Zind Humbrecht Herrenweg de Turkheim – medium colour and very dry
    after the German wines with good fruit concentration and clean finish,
    seeming a little austere after the fuller sweeter Germans.

    1999 Dr. Dahlem Erben Oppenheimer Sacktrager Eiswein – a very unusual
    wine! The nose was salty black olive tapenade (I swear!) with a sweet
    spicy herbal element, not too sweet (probably attained auslese level)
    and some licorice in the finish. Not everyone liked this but it was
    at least interesting!

  2. #2
    Mike Tommasi Guest

    Default Re: A Raft of Rieslings

    On 18/06/2010 5:21, Bill S. wrote:
    > Riesling notes
    >
    > Gaston Chiquet Blanc de Blancs ΰ Ay Champagne NV – bit of colour, lots
    > of acidity, some complexity. Decent
    >
    > 2008 Sperling Old Vines Riesling (BC)slight lemon and petrol nose,
    > very lemony and acidic in the mouth, over all quite decent.
    >
    > 2005 Hirsch Heiligenstein Zobing Kamptal Riesling (Austria) – medium
    > colour, a ton of petrol in the nose, lots of acidity, maybe just a tad
    > short on mid-palate fruit.
    >
    > 2005 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese – grapefruit in the nose,
    > slight spritz, some evident R, nice balance, some lime coming in late,
    > full mouth feel. Nose loses grapefruit and picks up more petrol with
    > time. Nice.
    >
    > 2004 Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese – young bright wine with apple
    > nose, a little lively spritz and what seemed more like a Spatlese
    > level of RS.
    >
    > 1993 Zilliken Saarberger Rausch Spatlese – the nose was more lemon
    > than lime, with a hint of spice and honey, medium bodied, clean
    > finish, ready.
    >
    > 1976 Ficht-Bergweiler Erben Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese – amber colour,
    > some petrol but also a notable menthol that turns more to peppermint
    > with time, intense melange of flavours including apricot, good
    > length. This is why I risk keeping these wines so long – when you hit
    > it there is no comparison.
    >
    > 1983 Hohe Domkirch Scharzhofberger Auslese – not much nose at first,
    > then a burnt sugar caramel nose, not as bright or interesting as the
    > 76, with more RS and less acidity.
    >
    > 2001 Pauly Birgweiler Bernkasteler Badstube – damn – didn’t make a
    > note of this QMP wine – probably Auslese. Lighter middle of the road
    > wine with good balance, but not in the right order after the old
    > wines.
    >
    > 2002 Zind Humbrecht Herrenweg de Turkheim – medium colour and very dry
    > after the German wines with good fruit concentration and clean finish,
    > seeming a little austere after the fuller sweeter Germans.
    >
    > 1999 Dr. Dahlem Erben Oppenheimer Sacktrager Eiswein – a very unusual
    > wine! The nose was salty black olive tapenade (I swear!) with a sweet
    > spicy herbal element, not too sweet (probably attained auslese level)
    > and some licorice in the finish. Not everyone liked this but it was
    > at least interesting!


    Nice lineup. Did not know you could use Ries in BdB Champs :-)

    Last week in Munich at the excellent Dukatz I had a bottle of Egon
    Mόller Scharzhof. For an entry level wine, I found it had the same
    superb balance as the pricier EMs, not quite as concentrated but
    certainly mineral. I was with a bunch of people not used to german
    wines, and they loved it.



    --
    Mike Tommasi - Six Fours, France
    email link http://www.tommasi.org/mymail

  3. #3
    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: A Raft of Rieslings

    On Jun 17, 11:21*pm, "Bill S." <wspo...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Riesling notes
    >
    > Gaston Chiquet Blanc de Blancs ΰ Ay Champagne NV – bit of colour, lots
    > of acidity, some complexity. Decent
    >
    > 2008 Sperling Old Vines Riesling (BC)slight lemon and petrol nose,
    > very lemony and acidic in the mouth, over all quite decent.
    >
    > 2005 Hirsch Heiligenstein Zobing Kamptal Riesling (Austria) – medium
    > colour, a ton of petrol in the nose, lots of acidity, maybe just a tad
    > short on mid-palate fruit.
    >
    > 2005 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese – grapefruit in the nose,
    > slight spritz, some evident R, nice balance, some lime coming in late,
    > full mouth feel. *Nose loses grapefruit and picks up more petrol with
    > time. *Nice.
    >
    > 2004 Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese – young bright wine with apple
    > nose, a little lively spritz and what seemed more like a Spatlese
    > level of RS.
    >
    > 1993 Zilliken Saarberger Rausch Spatlese – the nose was more lemon
    > than lime, with a hint of spice and honey, medium bodied, clean
    > finish, ready.
    >
    > 1976 Ficht-Bergweiler Erben Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese – amber colour,
    > some petrol but also a notable menthol that turns more to peppermint
    > with time, intense melange of flavours including apricot, good
    > length. *This is why I risk keeping these wines so long – when you hit
    > it there is no comparison.
    >
    > 1983 Hohe Domkirch Scharzhofberger Auslese – not much nose at first,
    > then a burnt sugar caramel nose, not as bright or interesting as the
    > 76, with more RS and less acidity.
    >
    > 2001 Pauly Birgweiler Bernkasteler Badstube – damn – didn’t make a
    > note of this QMP wine – probably Auslese. Lighter middle of the road
    > wine with good balance, but not in the right order after the old
    > wines.
    >
    > 2002 Zind Humbrecht Herrenweg de Turkheim – medium colour and very dry
    > after the German wines with good fruit concentration and clean finish,
    > seeming a little austere after the fuller sweeter Germans.
    >
    > 1999 Dr. Dahlem Erben Oppenheimer Sacktrager Eiswein – a very unusual
    > wine! *The nose was salty black olive tapenade (I swear!) with a sweet
    > spicy herbal element, not too sweet (probably attained auslese level)
    > and some licorice in the finish. *Not everyone liked this but it was
    > at least interesting!


    Nice notes.
    There were a bunch of 93/94 Zillikens around NY a couple years ago,
    quite good. My notes on the 93 (I had #8, not sure if they did more
    than one) were similar to yours,.

  4. #4
    Bill S. Guest

    Default Re: A Raft of Rieslings

    On Jun 17, 11:11*pm, Mike Tommasi <nob...@tommasi.org> wrote:
    >
    > Nice lineup. Did not know you could use Ries in BdB Champs :-)
    >


    Har har. We had to have something to ease our palates into the
    tasting, so why not a bit of bubble? It would have been Sekt, had we
    been able to find anything really worthwhile ('No sekts please, we're
    British...'")

  5. #5
    Mike Tommasi Guest

    Default Re: A Raft of Rieslings

    On 18/06/2010 16:20, Bill S. wrote:
    ('No sekts please, we're
    > British...'")


    LOL

    --
    Mike Tommasi - Six Fours, France
    email link http://www.tommasi.org/mymail

  6. #6
    cwdjrxyz Guest

    Default Re: A Raft of Rieslings

    On Jun 18, 9:20*am, "Bill S." <wspo...@aol.com> wrote:
    > On Jun 17, 11:11*pm, Mike Tommasi <nob...@tommasi.org> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Nice lineup. Did not know you could use Ries in BdB Champs :-)

    >
    > Har har. *We had to have something to ease our palates into the
    > tasting, so why not a bit of bubble? *It would have been Sekt, had we
    > been able to find anything really worthwhile ('No sekts please, we're
    > British...'")


    After all of those sweet Rieslings, it seems you needed something else
    to clear the palate and end the tasting session. Perhaps Furst Bismark
    Original Dopple Korn would be the perfect ending :-). But take it
    easy if you never have had it before. Like Bismark for which this
    spirit is named, it has considerable authority. It can be difficult to
    find in the US, but I have bought it from N.J.. I don't know how
    available it is in Canada.

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