Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Stellar Mosel Riesling for a Great Price

2007 Weingut Karlsmühle Kaseler Nies'chen Riesling Kabinett
(Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

vibrant gold color. the nose is explosive, even more so as it rose to just below room temperature. apricots, honey, but also an aroma that reminds me of the top of a good margarita: that nice salty, lime aroma. great nose. the palate is quite rich and the residual sugar is higher than i was ready for. this drinks like a spatlese. that said, the balance is exquisite. the lemon-lime and saline flavors, matched with the acid keep this intense wine balanced. the fruit is so vibrant. rich pineapple, honey, and peach. the finish is very long and leaves me with this ruby red grapefruit flavor. dead on. and maybe it's just because those remind me of childhood, i don't know. but this ruby red grapefruit is singing. this is the best $22 i've spent in a while.

92 points

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