Monday, October 13, 2008
Bad Week for Christmann
Regular readers will know I purchased a fair amount 2007 Rieslings from the excellent 2007 here in Germany. Most have disappeared..but a couple of bottles are still with me.The reason is..well..acidity. My guess was the style would give me problems when young...I have admitted regularly that, even after 30 years of tasting wines, a young, acidic Riesling is not on my Xmas list!!!!...and so it was...maybe on a bad day for me..that I decided to, at last, open one of them.
A. Christmann Riesling 2007
Deeper yellow than most...dry peach aroma...some herbal tones..the acidity may be OK for some...but at the moment....not my friend. Tried again the next day..it had filled out a little mid-palate...but The Acid Queen was still glaring at me....
It's not been a good week for Christmann..the Spätburgunder a couple of days ago didn't impress either.