Monday, November 20, 2006

Knipser Vineyards Rheinland Pfalz Part 3

Continuing the Knipser tastings..here is the final flight

Knipser Steinbuckel Riesling Spätlese Trocken 2003
Now here is the exact opposite to the South African Chardonnay...taste the difference...
Already traces of petroleum(it's what I smell & love in aged Riesling), mineraly & flinty; medium weight in the mouth, perfect balance, acidity integrated with the fruit..long finish.
Points 17.5


This is the perfect wine for
1. Mild Curries
2. Sauerkraut with Leberwurst
3. Sushi..which is what I ate with this excellent Riesling
and just about anything really..a most flexible grape!
PS..for all those who think of Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese as grades of sweetness..forget it..it is a sign of the quality!





Knipser Syrah Auslese Trocken 2003
Twenty months in new oak;deep colour; meaty and animal aromas(it's how I describe this grape at it's best);plenty of ripe juicy fruits in the mouth, no 'corners'..this is just about ready to drink..but is so well put togther it will certainly improve and develope more and will merit maybe a point more with age.
Points 17.5

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