WTN: Lingenfelder "Bird Label" Riesling 2004

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WTN: Lingenfelder "Bird Label" Riesling 2004

Postby Bruce Hayes » Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:32 pm

This wine provided me with a bit of a surprise. Usually, I drink these kinds of German Rieslings (simple, cheap, everyday Rieslings) a little on the chilled side, since, I believe, the wine needs that extra chilled to pump up the acidity.

However, the chilled wine turned out to be rather firm and severe, pepper, with bitter lemon rind.

As it warmed on the table, it opened up wonderfully.

Honey and lime on the nose.

An explosion of juicy lemon-lime fruit, spicy, honeyed, thich, pepery, rather fat. Could benefit from a bit more acidity (see my observation above), but a very nice wine.

Mild graprefruit rind on the finish.

Good QPR at $13.95 Canadian.

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Re: WTN: Lingenfelder "Bird Label" Riesling 2004

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:50 pm

I think there is a whole range Bruce,well at least 4!! I have not seen a bad review yet.
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Re: WTN: Lingenfelder "Bird Label" Riesling 2004

Postby Bruce Hayes » Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:14 pm

[quote="Bob Parsons Alberta."]I think there is a whole range Bruce/quote]

Yes Bob , there is a range of Lingenfelder bird labels. Here in Ontario I have seen another white and a red, although the riesling is the only one I have tried. It has become something of a staple in our home over the years.
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