JC (NC) wrote:2004 Muller Catoir Riesling Trocken Haardter Burgergarten Spatlese, AP # 5174079 09 05, Pfalz, Germany.
A Terry Theise Selection imported by Michael Skurnik Wines
Cork broke into two pieces and I pushed the lower portion back into the bottle and poured around it.
Light gold coloring. Pleasing stony impression with hints of grapefruit and lemon drops. Balanced. One of the "stonier" Rieslings I've had in recent weeks. Paired well wtih breaded tilapia and pretty well with wheat thins and cream cheese with chives. The slightly austere wine was a counterpoint to the richness and creaminess of the reduced-fat cream cheese.
Salil wrote:This evening:
2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction was oxidized. Ugh.
But the 1998 Kruger-Rumpf Münsterer Dautenpflänzer Riesling Spätlese was very pretty; lightweight to the point that it felt like a Kabinett in the mouth but with lovely developed petrolly/smoky elements around fresh citrus and pear fruit and a minerally base.
Bob - the '06 version of the CSV was my favorite when we did a NiagaraCOOL tour of the Niagara Peninsula in 2008. Too bad they don't sell it on our side of the border. http://www.wineloverspage.com/forum/village/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16448Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:WTN: `07 Cave Spring Riesling Dry, VQA Ontario Niagara Peninsula.
Salil wrote:Only 10K at the MCG for that game, David - or did you mean to say 100K? On topics of sports, are you paying any attention to Australia's tour of India?
Just stuck a few fun Rieslings from Emrich-Schonleber in the fridge to open this evening (along with a few other bottles - there's a Muller Catoir Scheurebe I'm quite excited about opening with chicken biryani later tonight).
David Lole wrote:Incredible game at the MCG today. For the uninformed, the Australian Rules Football final was played today and for only the 3rd time in the long history of the game the two combatants, Collingwood and Saint Kilda, finished on the same score - a draw - and now will have to replay the game next Saturday afternoon. The 100,000 stunned mullets at the ground when the final siren rang out was a very strange moment that I'll never forget. I've been polishing off the remnants of the 2002 (Watervale) and 2003 (Eden) Leonay Riesling's that have been sitting in fridge for I don't know how long! Both still sensational drinking, although the 2003 Eden is just starting to lose some freshness but has not oxidised one iota. The Watervale still worthy of an incredible 95 points, 6 days after being opened and the Eden, 93 , almost two weeks after being exposed to oxygen! (you can see my earlier notes on both somewhere above in this thread) Only a few days to go before we finish this month's fantastic wine focus. Anyone else enjoying a good Riesling this weekend in this wonderful Spring/Autumn weather?
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:I have a feeling this thread might continue well into October as I still have some gems lined up. Grosset `05 Watervale, `03 Petaluma, `79 Cristoffel Wehlener Sonnenuhr etc.
Northern Spain next month so going to be busy here!
David M. Bueker wrote:
Actually, Alsace as a category is nearly dead and buried in the USA (sad to say).
David M. Bueker wrote: I do not see a way forward unless more winery personnel emulate Jean Trimbach and get out there with the wines.
David Lole wrote:Leo Buring Leonay Eden Valley Riesling DWG17 2003
12% A/V and closed with a stelvin screw cap. Brilliant starbright appearance with a lime green/straw hue. Superb mineral-infused bouquet with crystalline lime juice, kaffir leaf with just a dusting of gunflint. The palate equally auspiscious with a rapier-like attack and line housing tightly coiled and explosive lime and mineral flavour that leads to a fascinating departure loaded with bucketloads of crunchy, juicy fruit and mouthwatering acidity. 93 points with a minimum 10 year evolution to peak and perhaps another decade of longevity in store for those with the patience and storage facilities to preserve the treasure trove inside the bottle.
Bill Hooper wrote:Müller-Catoir Haardter Herrenletten Riesling Spätlese Trocken 2009 - Pfalz, Germany 13,0% alc.
Trockener Riesling need more time to open up it seems, and this needed a very long two hours to show its stuff. Finally though, a peachy succulence emerged through the initial tarragon, red pepper, mace, mint and coriander spice. Substantially powerful, dry, and balanced with exceptional aroma. Neo-classic Pfälzer Riesling for a steal at 16€.
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