Chemical and petrol notes on the nose.
Rather viscous, heavy petrol-chemical flavours, minerally, a talc-like sensation, peppery, floral, moderate acidity, very little in the way of fruit.
As the wine warmed it did reveal a trace of lime, but the heavy petrol flavours persisted.
A fairly long, tart and slightly dirty finish.
Apart from the petrol on the nose and in the mouth, I wouldn't have guessed a Riesling if I had tasted this blind. Not a good wine, IMHO.
I had heard good things about Rockford Rieslings and was looking forward to opening this bottle. Am I missing something here? Should I have decanted? Should I have thrown this bottle into the cellar and forgotten about it for the next ten years?