Prinz von Hessen Dachsfilet Riesling 2012, Rheingau, Germany


Apologies if this sounds a bit like an advert for herbal conditioner, I loved the wine

Prinz von Hessen Dachsfilet Riesling 2012, Rheingau, Germany (~£23)
Bounds out of the glass with a mountain spring-like freshness, citrus flavours to the fore, dry herb characters in there too, along with a minerally, Alka Seltzer-like saltiness. Give it time to open up, and more exotic characters like passionfruit and icing sugar (think the dusting on Dolly Mixtures) emerge, but the upright Riesling backbone is always there to keep everything sleek. S(+)
PS The website still talks about the 2008 vintage which was <12% alcohol – this one is 13%.
PPS Bibendum has the 2013, will give list of stockists soon

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