Thursday, 2 April 2009

St Urbans Hof Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett Riesling 2007

St Urbans Hof Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett Riesling 2007 (Mosel, Germany)
$36, Cork, 9.0%
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I froze this. It was stupid I know, but I stuck the bottle in the freezer to chill it down fast and it froze. It wasn't entirely frozen, but there was quite a block of ice where wine should be. It took just over an hour and a bit to freeze, which was quite remarkable (must be the low alcohol content?) Thankfully it doesn't appear to have affected the wine, though its certainly nice and cool....

Brightly green/yellow in colour with a little bit of spritz, The nose has honeycomb, lemon and a hint of marmalade. It's a sweeter style of Kabinett, though it doesn't smell obviously sugary on the nose - more fresh citrus than anything else. The palate is absolutely wonderful - all freshness and light, with the sugar matching up to the dry, I've-come-from-rocky-soils acid backbone. It all finishes a little sweet and dense for my liking, but this should iron itself out with some bottle age.

Really delicious Mosel Riesling. 18+