Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wine Masochist

One of the late arrivals from the batch of Rieslings 2007 I ordered. Worth waiting for.... The label for the Buschs' basic Kabinett bears no vineyard designation despite coming from Marienburg. Grown on soils of gray slate, the grapes were vinified by a long, cool wild-yeast fermentation in old oak barrels.

Clemens Busch Riesling Kabinett trocken 2007
Mosel, Germany
Medium pale colour....minerals galore in the glass...classic 'dry' Riesling aroma..difficult to pinpoint a definite fruit..maybe quince...dancing soft needles on the tongue (I am a wine masochist)...perfect weight...juices suround a steely..slightly lemony flavour. Some recent Kabinetts have had Restsüß (residual sweetness)...but this is a sparkly dry wine of fine elegance.
Points 16.5

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