2002 André Blanck Schlossberg Riesling VV (Alsace GC)
13.5%abv. Imp: Vineyard Road, Wellesley, MA.
This wine has sure changed since I last had it some 18 months ago. The beautiful light golden yellow color is still there. The profile that was of fresh ripe pear with a hint of lemon and stone is now petrol aromas with pear and grapefruit pith buried under a pile of stone. The mid-palate is fairly unctuous and it has picked up some nut oil (albeit slightly stale nut oil) in the finish. There is still decent balance with the acidity showing pretty well. This isn’t a bad wine, just kind of dull and that sourness of the finish is troublesome.