Alexander Laible Riesling ***
Alte Reben trocken 2007
Oh yes...I like this one.
One of my likes when popping a cork..is the instant whiff that has you jogging to the glass cabinet. Not so in this case....no cork. Screwcap..still had me jogging though...
I mentioned on a previous post how this new venture started...
The Weissburgunder had been pleasant..but the family Laible are know for their Rieslings.
At first the imprssion is a typical young Riesling....but there is a whole lot more here.
Traces of lavender...some peach and a tight spicyness....still....this doesn't prepare you for the first mouthful....mid-weight...compact..minerals...that 'old vine' taste...fills the palate..just a touch of acidity at the end..and a very good long finish.
We are not talking about breaking the bank here. This cost....wait for it.......I said wait...
10 Euros!!! Amazing value...and this is the cheapest of the three Rieslings I purchased from Alexander Laible.
For all you terrace-sippers..this would be a favourite..but this would impress any dinner guests with a pasta salad( which is what I ate with it)...some Asian food (Fish and Chips?..who knows after the Olympics)...or really any Fish course. Buy this by the bucket-load (is there such a size?). Best price/quality wine of the 2007 vintage up to now.