My wife threw me a curve with a red curried chicken dish for supper, with Jasmatti rice and haricot vert. Nice presentation but what to serve with this? We had a bottle of "inexpensive" bubbly, Chase-Limogere (California) already opened, along with Philippe Faury '02 Saint-Joseph (Kermit Lynch). So for a good contrast I went to an inexpensive Riesling (Schmitt-Sohne 2005 Riesling, Qba). After about 15 minutes of air and a few good swirls this bargin basement stalwart was loaded with, not petrol, but oil-based paint! Has anyone else ever experienced this (fault)? It was too much for me as I went back to the sparkler, which worked fine, and even the Syrah was not too much with the chicken (I'm finishing the bottle as we speak) and the classic white pepper and dark fruit are most appealing. The Chase-Limogere is a light-weight sparkler (transfer method I assume) that might be a cheap way out for a wedding or New Years bash, in lieu of Frexeinet (it looks like Champagne, with a French name), but it's worth a look.
Just interested to know if anyone else has noticed this off-putting phenomenon in a Riesling. My first "can of paint" and I was not impressed!
Richard Fadeley, CWS