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Weisenstein Riesling Auslese

One of Zimmerman's highlights. A well balanced Riesling Auslese which can handle savoury food or be drunk on its own. Lively and fun.


Source
Germany
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2006
SKU
4930087
Composition
Riesling 100%
Ripeness
Auslese
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
16
Last tasted
July 19 2016
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Germany
Colour
White
Region
Mosel
Wine features
Sweet
Variety
Riesling
Sweet
Yes
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Auslese
Wine features
Sweet

More about this wine

A very pale yellow-green with an elegant nose of lime and white flowers. The palate is immediately assailed with its rich creamy texture and masses of rich ripe fruit, with exotic fruit flavours, hints of peaches and passion fruit. Just a hint of honey on the finish followed by a restrained yet pleasing mineral acidity.

Ben says (July 2016): The way that wine develops with age is always fascinating. I am leaving the original notes above as the comparison is worthwhile. The very pale colour has been transformed into a deep Mediterranean sunset gold which is utterly beautiful. The white flowers have been superceded by honey made from their pollen but the lime remains, as does enough petrol to confirm the Riesling grape. The texture is still rich and creamy and the fruit flavours have matured into a gorgeous amalgamation of sensory pleasure with more of the white flower honey drizzled on top. The finish is long and exquisite.

This is amazing!



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