Two dry rieslings were tasted with the same main dish: panfried tilapia (coated with egg and panko)
Riesling #1: Light straw color with a shy nose expressing a hint of citrus. Bracing acidity, light lemon, and minerals on the palate. Good balance. Medium finish, mostly minerals. Nice match with tilapia. My impression of this wine is that it is a bit too understated and austere for my tastes with not enough going on.
Riesling #2. Light straw color with luscious nose of melon and citrus. Initial impression of this wine is the nice balance on my palate. The twangy acidity and lemon and grapefruit tastes of this wine matched very nicely with the tilapia. The long grapefruity finish of this wine was like a lingering kiss from a lover. My impression of this wine was that it is one of the best dry rieslings I have tasted. Great food wine that I liked for sipping too.
#1: 2002 Leeuwin Art Series Riesling from Margaret River. 12.5 % abv. Price: $22
#2: 2004 Cuvee Emile Willm Reserve Riesling from Alsace. 12.5% abv. Price: $17