German Riesling Week Part 1

It’s German Riesling Week in the UK from July 23rd to the 31st – OK, that’s a bit longer than a week, but the wines I’ve been tasting for these videos justify the two-day extension – for more details of Riesling Week in your area, click here. And for my verdict on four rather tasty dry Rieslings, carry on below…
(Videos 2 & 3 now live here and here)

Dönnhoff Dry Slate Riesling 2010, Nahe (£16.99 Contact ABS Wine Agencies for your nearest stockist)
Wonderfully fresh outdoor/mountain aromas, lovely balance between the crisp, pithy lemon/lime and Grannie Smith flavours and the juicy core of flesh, dry, crisp and tense but with a wealth of flesh. S(-)

Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Trocken 2009, Mosel (£11.81 Justerini & Brooks)
Piquant, pithy style, with lovely tense citrus and green apple flesh but also a more exotic peachy spicy edge, juicy and fresh, weighty yet dainty, and with more earthy substance than you initially expect. S+

August Kesseler Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2009, Rheingau (£11.39 Justerini & Brooks)
Very appealing, forward friendly style, tangy and tasty, with plush peach, nectarine and Coxes apple flavours set against a background of petrol and pumice stone. S

Leitz Eins Zwei Dry 2009, Rheingau (£10.99 Contact ABS Wine Agencies for your nearest stockist)
Rather gawky initially, but opens up to show an earthy, smoky heart (almost like Sylvaner), plush peach, red apple and rhubarb flavours and a dry, spicy finish. B+

Another video due in the very near future…

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