David M. Bueker wrote:I too found the 2010 CAI a bit lacking in charm. Haven't had the 2011 though.
I actually liked the 2010 CAI - perhaps not a stunner compared to their single-vineyard wines, but certainly something that I'd buy again for $20 or so. Then again, I can see how the recent Batterieberg wines would not be to everyone's liking, especially in the more acidic years like 2010; and presumably, 2012. I can certainly respect that David did not like this wine as much as I did.
For whatever reason, I tend to prefer German and Austrian dry Rieslings to most of those from Alsace; Freddie Emile being a notable exception (Clos Ste. Hune is well out of my price range). Otto: you'll need to fill me in on Loew sometime - I am not familiar with their wines at all.
As for Australia, Grosset Polish Hill is excellent, although I have yet to find anything close to it from that continent. (Leeuwin Art Series is very good, but not on the same level; Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut is the other Aussie Riesling that I'd go out of my way to buy, but it's definitely not dry.)